Office of the President

University statements

Oct. 7, 2020

To the Campus Community,

Due to the increasing COVID-19 infection rate in Broome County and the corresponding uptick in infections among our University-affiliated population, we will be pausing in person-classes for two weeks. Although we are currently under the New York State Department of Health threshold, the University will move to a remote learning model that will help contain the virus and bring it down to an acceptable level. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, all classes will be held remotely. The campus will remain open; it is not closed. All core operations of the University will remain open and employees should continue their current work arrangements.

Residence halls will remain open and students will still be able to utilize critical campus resources. The libraries and classrooms set aside for student study spaces will remain open with physical distancing in place. Medical services, counseling and other services will continue as usual.

We remain committed to in-person instruction for the fall semester and will work to make our transition back to in-person activities as quickly as we can under Department of Health guidelines while ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff.

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