Statement from Chancellor Malatras on SUNY Oswego Actions

September 11, 2020

“Today I spoke with SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley who informed me that given the additional cases of COVID-19 on campus she is taking immediate mitigation actions, including suspending athletics, mobilizing a new and expanded pooled surveillance testing station, adding medical professionals to its dedicated testing center, and enhancing enforcement with the City of Oswego. I want to thank Oswego Mayor Barlow for his steadfast support of our college community and President Stanley for her swift action. Their message to the campus community is clear: we must all do our part to stop the spread of this virus. Wearing a mask, keeping a social distance, and limiting social gatherings are critical measures for students to take to keep each other safe and continue campus activities.”

 

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