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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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


  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • President Christian’s October 2020 report to the faculty 
  • Dorsky Museum announces Hudson Valley Artists 2020 Purchase Award
  • Faculty: Mark your calendar for a conversation on working with military-affiliated students on Nov. 12
  • Social Security workshop today
  • New Trick Shot Challenge to raise awareness for breast cancer research
  • Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
  • International Education Week is coming!
  • FAQ of the Day: Who at SUNY New Paltz will be notified of pool test results?
  • From Our Community: Music lessons from a safe social distance 
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media

Coronavirus updates

Oct. 7 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

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

Employee COVID-19 testing: Your questions, answered (Updated Oct. 6)
Some revisions, clarifications and new information on how mandatory employee testing works on our campus

On-campus COVID-19 testing schedule for employees (updated Oct. 5)
Testing dates this fall for UUP, CSEA and PEF bargaining units, and M/C employees

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


News from around campus

President Christian’s October 2020 report to the faculty
Updates on low incidence of COVID-19 on campus, political climate, budget and more

Dorsky Museum announces Hudson Valley Artists 2020 Purchase Award
The Dorsky is acquiring three new artworks by regional artists for its permanent collection

Military-affiliated students in your classroom: A conversation with Jason Gilliland, Nov. 12
Opportunity for faculty to learn more about supporting the unique needs of veteran, active-duty and dependent students

Social Security workshop today at noon
Free educational service from AIG Retirement Services

New Trick Shot Challenge to raise awareness for breast cancer research
Submit your video by Oct. 31, and don't forget to wear pink!

Share your story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
SUNY New Paltz is inviting students, faculty and staff to share their personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Next week (Oct. 12 - 16) is International Education Week! Experience a world of cultures at SUNY New Paltz and check out the schedule of virtual events.

FAQ of the day

Who at SUNY New Paltz will be notified of pool test results?
Pool test results from SUNY Upstate Medical University are typically coming in on Tuesday evenings. We anticipate results no later than Wednesday but will report them as soon as they come in.
Only those who test positive will be contacted. If you test positive, you will receive a phone call and follow up email and text message if you don’t answer.
Positive test results will be shared with Student Health Services and (for employees) will also be provided to the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion for the purpose of supporting absence from work and ensuring proper tracing protocols
Per our communication protocols for COVID-19, the College will announce positive cases that impact our on-campus community, but any individual who tests positive will never be identified.
Those who test negative will not receive automatic notification of their results. If you want to confirm your negative result, you can email the Student Health Service at Please wait until the Wednesday after your test to send the email, to ensure test results are available when we receive your request.

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Did you know? Students can get flu shots on campus this semester
Next opportunity to get the shot is this Friday, Oct. 9
Click above to see the full schedule and instructions for how to make an appointment

2020 Virtual Alumni Reunion Weekend
Join us for a new twist on the annual tradition, Oct. 16-18

Oct. 8: LGBTQ+ Rights under the New York State Human Rights Law
Know your rights: The state of New York offers this information session on anti-discrimination legislation and complaint processes

Students: Get free personal training with VOLT
Want to work out but aren't sure how to begin? Looking for a program that caters to your individual health and wellness goals? Beginning Oct. 5, all students can use the VOLT fitness app, already in use by varsity teams for strength and conditioning
Complete this intake form to get started

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


The latest from media

IDMH at SUNY New Paltz Director is on the ground at CA wildfires
Amy Nitza assists the American Red Cross with wildfire recovery efforts
IDMH, 10/6/20


From Our Community

It's a beautiful day for an outdoor music lesson on campus!

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