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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *

40

For Mar. 4.

Active Employee Cases

2

For Mar. 4.

Total Cases Last Week

25

For week ending Feb. 26, 2021.

Recovered *

54

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Tests Administered on Campus **

13539

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **

0.59%

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine

18

For Mar. 4.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation

19

For Mar. 4.

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

75

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

21

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

20

 

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 Thu, 4 March

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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: Three students and one employee have tested positive
  • Walk-in COVID-19 pool testing today at Awosting Hall
  • Reminder: No same-day appointments for Friday make-up testing
  • A beginner’s guide to COVID-19 vaccines, with federal, state and local resources
  • Student Association elections are coming soon
  • More students may be eligible for SNAP benefits under change in federal law
  • SUNY Benefits Discounts: New name, new look and new offers for employees and students
  • Graduating in August 2021? Get your online application in by March 15
  • Ducks!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Three Meals Made Easy from a Resident Assistant
 

Coronavirus updates

March 4 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Three students and one employee have tested positive

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing is now available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit; Friday PCR testing is appointment-only

Reminder: No same-day appointments for Friday make-up testing
If you are unable to get a pool test for the week, be sure to make your Friday PCR appointment by Thursday at the latest, per the policy set by our testing partners at Enzo Labs

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

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

A beginner’s guide to COVID-19 vaccines
Information, resources and more from the CDC, New York State and local counties

Student Association elections are coming soon
If you plan to run, fill out your candidacy form by March 22
Want to learn more about available positions? Info sessions tonight and March 11 at 6 p.m.

More students may be eligible for SNAP benefits under change in federal law
Temporary expansion includes students who are work-study eligible or who have an expected family contribution of $0 in the current academic year

SUNY Benefits Discounts: New name, new look and new offers for employees and students
Get deals from national merchants and vendors from the membership program formally known as SUNY Perks

Graduating in August 2021? Get your online application in by March 15!
Apply for degree conferral at my.newpaltz.edu - it only takes a minute

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
The late winter sun melts the ice off the Gunk, and the ducks' pool party begins.
 

Events, resources and reminders

SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador Rachel Rigolino will lead a pedagogy workshop today at 3:30 p.m.
Join for a discussion about "substantive interaction" in remote teaching and learning

Get details about the MA English graduate program, today at 2 p.m.
Curriculum and career options tailored for both current students and alumni

Have questions about Financial Aid? Friday webinars have you covered
Students can get info about grants, loans, work-study and more, March 5 at noon

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

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

Coronavirus vaccine being given Thursday at SUNY Ulster, but all appointments booked
Ulster County received more than 7,000 doses this week
Daily Freeman, 3/3/21

 

From Our Community

 
Minnewaska Hall on Instagram
RA Bri took over the Minnewaska Hall account last week with Three Meals Made Easy for the residence halls - perfect minifridge and microwave recipes to inspire your inner chef.
Start with Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats for breakfast, Avocado Mac 'N' Cheese for lunch, and some Fried Rice for dinner will have you eating well in no time.
 

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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