ICYMI: Chancellor Jim Malatras Appears on CNN with Anchor John King to Discuss SUNY’s Swift Response to COVID-19 Cases on Campuses

August 31, 2020

Chancellor Malatras Highlights Quick Shift to Remote Learning, Discusses Aggressive Testing, Contact Tracing, and Enforcement Efforts

Chancellor Malatras: “Clearly, COVID is not over yet. COVID still exists. We can’t rest on our laurels and say ‘we’re out of the woods.’ This, I hope, serves as a wakeup call that one party can lead to more than 100 cases with the snap of a finger.”

Albany, NY – On his first official day in office, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today appeared on CNN with Anchor John King to discuss SUNY’s rapid response to the COVID-19 cases on campuses. Chancellor Malatras addressed the swift shift to remote learning at SUNY Oneonta, aggressive pool testing and contact tracing efforts being completed in partnership with Upstate Medical University and the New York State Department of Health, ramping up the enforcement of safety protocols, and the responsibility each and every student share in keeping their college community safe.

Watch the full interview here online.

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