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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Monday, September 28, 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
  • Employee COVID-19 testing: Your questions, answered
  • PEF and SUNY agree on mandatory COVID-19 testing for PEF-represented employees
  • Harrington STEM Lecture Series: Data scientist Robin Thottungal ’08, Sept. 29
  • Reminder for students: Register this week for SUNY Esports league
  • Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
  • Virtual tour with Curator Jean-Marc Superville Sovak at The Dorsky 
  • FAQ of the Day: Will I have to quarantine if someone in my pool tests positive? 
  • Updated hours at the Bookstore
  • From Our Community: Autumn sunset
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 28 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Employee COVID-19 testing: Your questions, answered
Working to make this process as clear and transparent as possible

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

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

Data scientist and New Paltz alumnus kicks off Harrington STEM Lecture Series on Sept. 29
Robin Thottungal ’08 will speak on “Building a Data-driven Government Focusing on Citizen Services”

Students: Register by this Friday, Oct. 2, for the SUNY Esports League
Registration is free, and there is no limit on the number of teams that can sign up!

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Everything you need to know about the Career Resource Center’s upcoming offerings for New Paltz students  

New evening time slots added at the Athletic Wellness Center and Elting Gym
Schedule expanded to accommodate more students
Click above for instructions on how to register for a one-hour time slot

Last week, Hudson Valley artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak led a live tour of his new exhibition, "We Wear The Mask: Race and Representation in the Dorsky Museum Permanent Collection," which is on view at the museum now through Nov. 22.

Reopening FAQ of the day

How is the College determining which employees must be tested?
Per the UUP, CSEA and PEF agreements on employee testing, employees are only required to be tested if they have been on campus for some or all of their work obligation during the fall semester.
SUNY New Paltz employees in these bargaining units (and any others that agree to a mandatory testing arrangement in the future) will be required to be tested if they have indicated on the Daily Health Screening App that they have been on campus on any day since Aug. 24, the beginning of the fall 2020 semester.

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Don’t forget: NY requires state employees to complete this 12-minute training for on-site work
There’s still time to watch this short video on safety, health screening and more

Updated hours at the Campus Bookstore
Expanded hours of operation for fall 2020 semester

Save the date! Introduction to Human Subjects Research, Oct. 8
Session is specifically tailored for new faculty (but open to all!)

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


The latest from media

Party Patrol protects New Paltz
Administrators work after hours to provide free hand sanitizer and masks 
New Paltz Times, 9/24/20


From Our Community

Fall has officially arrived on campus as the sun sets over Old Main Building.  
#NPalumni #NPsocial #newpaltz #sunynewpaltz 

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