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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *

0

For Jul 30, 2021.

Active Employee Cases

0

For Jul 30, 2021.

Total Cases Last Week

0

For week ending Jul 30, 2021.

Recovered *

3

Since May 17, 2021.

Total Tests Administered on Campus **

409

Since May 17, 2021.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **

0

Since May 17, 2021.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine

0

For Jul 30, 2021.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation

0

For Jul 30, 2021.

Total positive cases among students who have been on campus since May 17, 2021:

0

Total positive cases among employees who have been on campus since May 17, 2021:

2

Total students residing in Ulster County who have reported a positive test to the College:

0

 

Spring 2021 (Jan. 1 - May 16, 2021)

Total positive cases from on-campus population for Spring 2021:  291

Total COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Spring 2021:   39,983

Positivity rate for COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Spring 2021:   0.53%

 

Fall 2020 (Aug. 24 - Dec. 31, 2020)

Total positive cases from on-campus population for Fall 2020:  75

Total COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Fall 2020:   10,750

Positivity rate for COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Fall 2020:   0.36%

 

Spring/Summer 2020 (March 1 - Aug. 23, 2020)

Total positive cases from on-campus population for Spring/Summer 2020:  31

 

* While our Active and Recovered case tallies may include individuals who were tested at off-campus facilities, these figures will not be included in the Positivity Rate calculation, which only counts tests that take place on campus.

** On-campus testing is performed by Enzo Labs, SHS and SUNY Upstate Medical University for all students and employees coming to campus. This figure reflects tests performed, therefore some test results may still be pending.

Active cases are defined as a confirmed positive COVID-19 test among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others. Learn more about our testing and tracing protocols here. Effective May 17, 2021, this Dashboard will be updated by 10 a.m. on any day when there are new COVID-19 cases in our campus community. If there are no new cases to report, we will update the Dashboard at least once per week, to report on on-campus COVID-19 testing.

Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 29 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • An overview of our COVID-19 policies for fall 2021
  • Governor Cuomo: All state employees must be vaccinated by Labor Day, or be tested for COVID-19 every week
  • New York State is reviewing new CDC guidance on masking
  • A map of CDC transmission data, the basis for new masking guidance
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing moving back to Awosting Hall on Aug. 2
  • U.S. Depts. of State and Education issue “A Renewed Commitment to International Education”
  • SUNY announces new Empowering Students with Disability Task Force
  • Classical music on the Quad: Bachfest returns, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • New student Orientation wraps up this week
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: NP Hawks Bloopers!
 

News of the day

An overview of our COVID-19 policies for fall 2021
Get details on how vaccination, masking, screening, testing, quarantine, events and more will work on our campus this semester

Governor Cuomo: All state employees must be vaccinated by Labor Day, or be tested for COVID-19 every week
New state-wide rule aligns with existing SUNY policy of weekly testing for unvaccinated;
State is "working with unions to implement this program quickly & fairly," Cuomo said; Announcement follows similar policy in NYC, and comes as President Biden is expected to announce plans for a federal worker vaccination requirement

New York State is reviewing new CDC guidance on masking
The College is in consultation with the state and SUNY on how new masking recommendations for vaccinated people may impact our planning for fall;
Guidance for unvaccinated people is unchanged - they should keep wearing masks indoors

CDC transmission data, the basis for new masking guidance, mapped out here
New recommendations focus on places where COVID-19 transmission is deemed "substantial" or "high"; Transmission rates in Ulster County (and most of New York State) are presently categorized as “moderate”

On-campus COVID-19 testing moving back to Awosting Hall on Aug. 2
Appointment-only PCR testing will be offered on Aug. 2, Aug. 12 and Aug. 20;
Info about the fall testing schedule will be shared soon

Statement from the Center for International Programs on “A Renewed Commitment to International Education”
As the College prepares to welcome more than 80 new international students to our campus community, the U.S. Departments of State and Education have issued a joint statement of principles, affirming the value and importance of international education

SUNY announces new Empowering Students with Disability Task Force
On the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY commissions new effort to address challenges faced by students with disabilities and provide additional educational opportunities

Classical music on the Quad: Bachfest returns, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
An outdoor orchestral concert here on campus, conducted by Professor Edward Lundergan, and free and open to the public; See link for COVID-19 protocols

 
 
HOL Allyson on Instagram
It goes by so fast! Orientation wraps up this week, but if you're feeling nostalgic, Instagram is the place to relive the experience.
You can follow Orientation Leaders like Allyson Sheneman '24 (@npholallyson2021), who have been posting photos like this all summer, or just check out our Orientation Stories Highlights @sunynewpaltz, featuring a bunch of OL student takeovers.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Move-in tips and reminders for students living on campus in fall 2021
Vaccine requirements, move-in dates, what to bring and more

The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
With summer comes a busy time for processing employee actions, so the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion shares a reminder about this consolidated form

Dependent Care Advantage Account grace period extended through Sept. 15
Participating employees can submit DCAA reimbursement claims now through Sept. 30 for expenses incurred from Jan. 1, 2020 – Sept. 15, 2021

One new form for all your Audio/Visual requests
Instructional Media Services offers video conferencing, lecture capture, equipment loans and much more, now through a single streamlined process

 

The latest from media

Susie Ibarra: Sculptor of Sound, Water Magician
Legendary jazz magazine profiles Ibarra, a regular collaborator and adjunct professor in our Department of Music
Downbeat, 7/27/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Athletics Bloopers 2021
Heads up! Have a little fun heading into the weekend with the 2021 NP Hawks Blooper Reel.
 

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