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Covid-19: SUNY chancellor announces 3-pronged attack on campus COVID

Covid-19: SUNY chancellor announces 3-pronged attack on campus COVID

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Sept. 6, 2020

SUNY chancellor announces 3-pronged attack on campus Covid

The State University of New York will ramp up the fight against Covid-19 on three fronts, with increased and quicker pooled tests, stricter enforcement of rules governing student behavior, and a new statewide SUNY dashboard that will display prompt and comprehensive statistics from each campus.

The changes were announced by new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Sunday afternoon in a news conference in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

In his first visit to Western New York since he was named SUNY Chancellor 16 days ago, Malatras announced the changes and encouraged students to obey the restrictions. "These are not normal times," he said, referring to "the beast that is Covid-19."

"We're not out of the woods yet," Malatras said. "But I think what we're doing here, although in a new normal, will instill confidence in the community, with our parents, with our students, with our faculty and staff that we can remain open safely." 

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