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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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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.
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  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Update from Chancellor Malatras on vaccines for SUNY students
  • Join the GE Board today to discuss the future of SUNY General Education
  • The 25th Annual New Paltz Clean Sweep is coming April 24
  • From the Oracle: Q&A with Take Back the Night President Kaitlyn Gonzalez '21
  • History professor Lou Roper gives virtual talk at historical society led by an alumna
  • If you tested positive tomorrow, who would that impact?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Sheep!

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday
Friday PCR testing is appointment-only with no same-day sign-ups

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

Update from Chancellor Malatras on vaccines for SUNY students following CDC guidance
New Paltz and all other SUNY campuses are following FDA, CDC and NY Dept. of Health recommendations and pausing J&J vaccinations on campus; Students can schedule appointments at state and local sites offering the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

Today at 3:30 p.m.: Join the GE Board to discuss the future of SUNY General Education
A new SUNY GE Advisory Committee report recommends significant revisions to systemwide policies; We'll discuss how this may impact our departments and programs

Sign up by April 18 to join the 25th Annual New Paltz Clean Sweep on April 24
The community tradition continues as spring cleaning comes to the Village

From the Oracle: Q&A with Take Back the Night President Kaitlyn Gonzalez '21
Student leader discusses this "empowering and supportive" community ahead of the annual TBTN event

History professor Lou Roper gives virtual talk on founding of Schenectady
Guest lecture at historical society where alumna Mary Zawacki ’09 (History; French) is executive director

What if you tested positive tomorrow?
What would you do to protect friends and loved ones if you tested positive tomorrow?
One easy answer to this question: Be honest with contact tracers! With just a few weeks to go until the end of the semester, our contact tracing team is working tirelessly to reach out to those who test positive for COVID-19 and those who may have been exposed, and they need help from every member of our community to do their work effectively.

Events, resources and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings


Today at 4 p.m.: Free webinar for Hudson Valley residents for Autism Acceptance Month
Our Disability Resource Center encourages members of our community to join this Q&A with Ulster BOCES, Ulster County Dept. of Mental Health and Family of Woodstock

Also today! Learn from an alumna about working at a charter school in Harlem
Career Resource Center event doubles as an employment opportunity for students

Tomorrow: A Mind, Body, Spirit Day dedicated to movement and celebration
Embracing seasonal themes of regrowth and renewal as we prepare for the final push of the academic year

April events and programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Be part of creating a community of support with the Title IX Working Group


The latest from media

Ulster and Dutchess counties, like NY state, pause use of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine
At present, no reports of any severe reaction to the J&J vaccine in Ulster County
Daily Freeman, 4/13/21


From Our Community

SUNY New Paltz Instagram
In lighter news: Sheep! Campus Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Mitten (right) and Sustainability Faculty Fellow in Theatre Arts Andrea Varga made a new friend at Seed Song Farm & Center in Kingston, New York.

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