New Cases, New Restrictions at SUNY Oswego
The State University of New York at Oswego is putting more restrictions in place after 43 more students have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the campus total to at least 126 since the start of the semester.
The spike in cases is being traced to large gatherings, prompting the school to all Greek activities and athletics for the semester as well as in-person dining and outside visitors in the dormitories.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras visited the campus over the weekend and issued stern warnings that students ignoring coronavirus safety guidelines will pay the consequences. That includes athletes losing their eligibility and Greek organizations jeopardizing their existence. Students attending large gatherings also face automatic suspensions.
Local law enforcement is assisting in the enforcement of gathering size restrictions off campus.
Classes, for now, are still being held in-person as well as remotely.
According to New York State’s new college COVID tracker, Binghamton University has reported 40 positive test results for the coronavirus with 11 students in isolation since the testing began last month. SUNY Broome Community College had reported 4 positive results.
The college COVID-19 tracker can be found at https://www.suny.edu/covid19-tracker/