new paltz forward: our plan for spring 2021

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *

4

For Feb. 24.

Active Employee Cases

3

For Feb. 24.

Total Cases Last Week

13

For week ending Feb. 19, 2021.

Recovered *

46

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Students and Employees Tested On Campus **

9712

For Feb. 24.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **

0.48%

For Feb. 24.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine

0

For Feb. 24.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation

1

For Feb. 24.

Total positive cases among students who have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2021:

35

Total positive cases among employees who have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2021:

18

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

18

 

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. This dashboard will be updated by 10 a.m. daily, Monday-Friday.

Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 24 February

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • COVID-19 testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees
  • To-do list for off-campus COVID-19 testing
  • SUNY Chancellor, campus presidents and Athletic Conference approve spring sports competition for 2021 season
  • Spring theatre series continues with the student-written and -directed “Tell Them Tomorrow”
  • New Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings announced!
  • Join us for an LGBTQ+ Allies workshop, tomorrow at noon
  • Want to talk to someone about choosing or changing your major?
  • Checking in with a New Paltz alumna's drone photography start-up
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Be on your guard against caution fatigue
 

Coronavirus updates

Feb. 24 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees

To-do list for off-campus COVID-19 testing
If you're unable to get tested on campus, here's what you need to know to make sure your off-campus test fulfills SUNY's requirements this semester

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

SUNY Chancellor, campus presidents and Athletic Conference approve spring sports competition for 2021 season
Tennis, baseball, softball and lacrosse seasons will resume, contingent upon the continued positive trajectory of the pandemic and the state of COVID-19 on campuses

Spring theatre series continues with the student-written and -directed “Tell Them Tomorrow”
Live, virtual readings of this story of self-discovery Feb. 27 & 28

New Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings announced!
Early March sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Join us for an LGBTQ+ Allies workshop, tomorrow at noon
An interactive, online session providing discussion, resources and information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity

Want to talk to someone about choosing or changing your major? The Career Resource Center is here for you
Workshops on March 1, 8 & 10 for students include a brief, free Interest Profiler assessment

 
 
HV Drone Girl on Instagram
One of our new favorite follows is @hvdronegirl, a project of Tara Kleinhans '16 (Digital Media Management) '21g (Business Administration). Tara wrote her drone photography business plan as her undergraduate capstone and launched her start-up as a licensed drone pilot right after graduating. She still finds her way back to her alma mater, as she did for this shoot, staged by carving a snowshoe mandala pattern on one of our south fields.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair today
While in-person programs are cancelled for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
Weekly meetings hosted by the Counseling Center, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

This Friday: Get some practice before the Virtual Career Fair
Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., students can meet with career coaches to ask questions and test your tech before next week's fair

Sojourner Truth Library launching Antiracist Campus Read
A chance to engage with antiracism through communal teaching and learning
Register now for a four-week curriculum that begins on March 8

Sit up straight! Tips for physical wellness while working from home
An ergonomics guide from the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

 

The latest from media

Vending Machines Part of the Plastic-Free Solution
Effort at New Paltz is inspiring other state colleges to reconsider plastic sales
SUNY ESF, 2/23/21

 

From Our Community

 
Caution Fatigue - SUNY New Paltz on YouTube
Caution fatigue is REAL! We're nearly a year into this pandemic, and it is natural to be tired of masking, social distancing, hand sanitizing and all the rest, day after day after day. The Division of Student Affairs made a short video to help you stay motivated and keep your guard up.
We're almost there, and we will do it together!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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