new paltz forward: our plan for spring 2021

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *

32

For Mar. 2.

Active Employee Cases

3

For Mar. 2.

Total Cases Last Week

25

For week ending Feb. 26, 2021.

Recovered *

51

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Tests Administered on Campus **

12153

For Mar. 2.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **

0.55%

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine

19

For Mar. 2.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation

18

For Mar. 2.

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

66

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

20

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 Tue, 2 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: Seven students have tested positive
  • Walk-in COVID-19 pool testing today at Awosting Hall
  • President Christian's March 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • The SUNY-wide effort to advocate for vaccine priority for frontline staff
  • Trauma and Coping: A Without Limits panel, today at 5 p.m.
  • Hudson Valley Mentors: Pro bono consultation for regional entrepreneurs
  • March is "Healthy Recipes" month with the Employee Assistance Program
  • Tonight! A Department of Music YouTube watch party
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A tutor's guide to getting the most out of CircleIn
 

Coronavirus updates

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

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

President Christian's March 2021 Report to the Faculty
Updates on COVID-19 in our community, Middle States reaccreditation, recent meetings with elected officials and more

The SUNY-wide effort to advocate for vaccine priority for frontline staff
Learn about the campaign to expand eligibility for essential employees, including Residence Life staff

Trauma and Coping: A Without Limits panel, today at 5 p.m.
Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty with distinct critical perspectives will discuss how they, their families, their students and their disciplines have adapted to pandemic realities

Hudson Valley Mentors: Pro bono consultation for regional entrepreneurs
A new, donor-supported pilot program in the School of Business has been established to help business owners solve challenges and spur growth

March is "Healthy Recipes" month with the Employee Assistance Program
New WellNYS hub gathers resources for state workers, including calendar to-do lists encouraging healthy habits

 
 
Join the Department of Music watch party
The Department of Music continues to provide dynamic music experiences during the pandemic via its Listen Forward channel on YouTube. Tonight at 7 p.m., they're holding a watch party for a diverse set of works by students and faculty: Jazz ensemble, solo and group performances, a world-premiere faculty composition and a short film by a recent program alumna.
Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, with all proceeds going to support programs and resources for music students. Use this link to RSVP.
 

Events, resources and reminders

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

Today at 5 p.m.: Career Fair Kickoff Workshop with Indeed.com
Alumnus Sean Haberkorn ’10, Manager of Client Success at Indeed, will meet with students on the eve of the Virtual Career Fair

Test your strategy (and your strength!) with Giant Connect Four
Students can sign up now on IM Leagues to compete on March 3 for a free t-shirt

Get some fresh air with the Faculty/Staff Adventure Group on March 3
Join an afternoon outing to the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary off Huguenot Street

Our next Dismantling Racism community dialogue will be on March 8
We will again welcome Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communications Media) to facilitate this conversation; All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

 

The latest from media

'An Unusual Situation' provides coping tool for children
An interview with IDMH staff about the new, free children's book
Daily Freeman, 2/28/21

 

From Our Community

 
Reynold Ray '22 explains Circle In on YouTube
Reynold Ray-Offor '22 (Biology) put together a story to explain why he's been using CircleIn this semester to take notes, create flash cards and set up group chats with people in his classes. Rey's video does a great job walking you through how this new app helps students, especially if you're taking online classes remotely.
 

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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