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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, September 24, 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
  • On-campus COVID-19 Pool Testing begins today
  • Message to campus regarding a racial incident involving our student off-campus 
  • College Council will meet today at 3 p.m.
  • 14th annual Dennis O’Keefe Lecture, today at 7 p.m.
  • Students: Register by Oct. 2 for the fall 2020 SUNY Esports League
  • Starfish Student Demo Series: How to request help 
  • Governor Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Malatras announce FDA approval for COVID-19 saliva swab test
  • Virtual Alumni Reunion Event: 5K Fun-Run
  • FAQ of the Day: How does on-campus pool testing work?
  • From Our Community: SUNY New Paltz athletes #maskup
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 24 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

On-campus COVID-19 Pool Testing for students begins today
Students who are required to be tested this week should already have received notification and instructions for registering

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

Message regarding a racial incident involving our student off-campus
Village, town officials share our condemnation and are working closely with the College to address this incident

14th annual Dennis O’Keefe Lecture, today at 7 p.m.
Nancy Kassop's talk is titled “Looking Forward, Looking Backward: A Nation’s Expectations after Government Fails”  

Students: Register by Oct. 2 for the fall 2020 SUNY Esports League
Registration is free, and there is no limit on the number of teams that can sign up!

Starfish Student Demo Series: Request Help & History
Watch this short video tutorial to see how!

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

Governor Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Malatras announce FDA approval for COVID-19 saliva swab test
Special authorization allows additional labs to begin using this testing method, helping pinpoint and contain the virus and protect New Yorkers

 Virtual Alumni Reunion Event:

Register at!

Reopening FAQ of the day

How does on-campus pool testing work?
Pool testing is provided through a partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Like our individual testing, it is also administered in the Awosting Hall Basement Lounge.
Students will be notified via email and NPForward text message when they are required to be tested.
In order to register for on-campus pool testing, please follow these steps:
  1. Visit
  2. If this is your first time using the SUNY Upstate Medical University portal, please click “Register” to create a new COVID-19 Account, using your New Paltz Hawkmail email account
  3. Input your information and follow instructions for when your test will take place. Please be sure to register no later than two days before your scheduled test.
Once you have registered, you may arrive for pool testing at any time during the designated hours of operation. Pool tests will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

NARCAN Training for the greater New Paltz community, Sept. 25
The University Police Department in conjunction with the New Paltz Substance Awareness for Everyone (NPSAFE) coalition and the New Paltz Opiod Prevention & Response Team are offering a free NARCAN training via Zoom 

Sept. 29: Data scientist and New Paltz alumnus Robin Thottungal ’08 to give first fall 2020 Harrington Lecture
The College's STEM colloquium series continues this semester in a virtual format  

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


The latest from media

Women's suffrage in New York is focus of new book from SUNY New Paltz faculty
“Suffrage and Its Limits: The New York Story" reflects on the legacy of suffrage in New York 
Poughkeepsie Journal, 9/23/20


From Our Community

SUNY New Paltz athletes are determined to keep campus safe this fall.
#NPhawks #NPsocial #newpaltz #sunynewpaltz #NPforwardfollow 

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