Updated 8:15 a.m. Thursday, March 4
The University is providing daily guidance on the cancellation of events and activities.
Be sure to check our Alert page every day for updates.
UPDATE Feb. 22: Previously, colleges and universities were required to go on pause if they had either 100 individuals or 5 percent of their student population test positive over a 14-day period, regardless of weekly testing rates. The updated guidance from SUNY shifts to a rolling 14-day average favored by epidemiologists and medical professionals, as opposed to the original 14-day static timeframe.
Colleges and universities must transition to remote learning with limited on-campus activity when the 5% threshold is reached during a rolling 14-day period. If two weeks after moving to remote learning the local health department finds the college has demonstrated that it cannot contain the number of cases, then it could continue to require remote learning or impose other mitigation measures in consultation with the New York State Department of Health. During that time, athletic activities and other extracurricular activities must be suspended, and dining hall options must move to take-out only.
• Due to changes in the types of tests being provided on campus and turnaround result times, the University will be reporting results through the SUNY dashboard. This is necessary to provide a consistent snapshot of test results to the Binghamton campus.