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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *


For Oct. 30.

Active Employee Cases


For Oct. 30.

Total Cases Last Week


For week ending Oct. 23, 2020.

Recovered *


Since Aug. 24, 2020.

Total Students and Employees Tested On Campus **


For Oct. 30.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **


For Oct. 30.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine


For Oct. 30.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation


For Oct. 30.

Total positive cases among students who have been on campus since Aug. 24, 2020:


Total positive cases among employees who have been on campus since Aug. 24, 2020:


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



Total positive cases from March 1- Aug. 23, 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.

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  • Coronavirus update: The student previously being monitored as a presumed positive has tested positive
  • Have fun this weekend, but don't risk Thanksgiving for Halloween!
  • Faculty and staff are asked to respond to a voluntary questionnaire on disability status
  • Reminder and updates to Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy
  • College to test mass notification system on Monday, Nov. 2
  • Video replay: Coping with Election Stress 2020
  • Literacy Center offering complimentary k-12 assessments
  • Halloween is almost here! Safe and spooky events on campus and in the Hudson Valley
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: MFA alumnus exhibits at sculpture park in Long Island City

Coronavirus updates

Oct. 30 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
On Oct. 26, we reported that a student was being monitored as a presumed positive due to symptoms and exposure; that student has now received a postive test result

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours


News of the day

Don’t risk Thanksgiving for Halloween!
Pandemic fatigue is real, but don't let your guard down with less than one month before the end of in-person instruction

Please respond: Quick questionnaire for faculty and staff on disability status
The College's ability to receive federal funding including scholarships is tied to our collection of this information
Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting purposes, will be maintained confidentially and will not negatively affect you in any way

Reminder and updates to Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy
College adopts new practices for current era of remote teaching, learning and working

College to test mass notification system on Monday, Nov. 2
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones followed by a voice indicating that this is only a TEST of the College’s emergency notification system

Video replay: Coping with Election Stress 2020
We had a great conversation about managing anxieties in this fraught political moment, and invite all community members to watch and leave comments about their own experiences

Literacy Center offering complimentary k-12 assessments in November
Register for free literacy proficiency assessments on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17

There's a full line-up of safe and spooky events happening in New Paltz this Halloween!
Head to Engage and RSVP for on-campus events including a costume contest, parade, scavenger hunt, movies and more, and check the New Paltz Times for more going on around the Hudson Valley.

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Oct. 23)
Pool testing continues today, open on a walk-in basis to all students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided


Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

#WaitingInTheUnknown: Lots of programs this weekend to help students destress before the election
Including art therapy, shadow boxing, sunset yoga and much more!
You must be logged in to Engage to see the full schedule of events

Happening now! Introduction to open educational resources from the University of Buffalo
The first in a series of three free sessions on educational uses of public domain materials

SUNY Online webinar on supporting student success, Nov. 2 at noon
Register now for a half-hour session including a brief overview of regulated learning strategies

Nov. 5: Hollaback! Stand up against street harassment
A one-hour training on how to safely intervene when you experience or witness harassment

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election


The latest from media

Local Halloween happenings
Including grab-and-go trick or treating, an outdoor lit-up pumpkin patch and live music at an apple orchard, all in the Town of New Paltz
New Paltz Times, 10/28/20


From Our Community

Sculpture MFA alumnus Daniel Bejar ’07g is exhibiting “Monument for Immigrants (In Advance of ICE Raid)” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York. This concept rendering helps explain his vision for the piece: "A utilitarian escape hatch for undocumented people to enter and safely hide inside." Read more and see the installation at this link.