Virus spike shuts down SUNY campus for 2 weeks

Virus spike shuts down SUNY campus for 2 weeks
Universities Covid-19 cases (Source: MGN)

ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say a campus of the State University of New York will shut down for two weeks after more than 100 people in the college community tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 105 cases at SUNY Oneonta represent about 3 percent of the students and faculty on campus this semester.

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said Sunday that five students have been suspended because of large parties that were held last week.

He said three rapid-result testing sites will be set up in Oneonta starting Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and avoid large gatherings.

Classes will continue, but online only.

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