Chancellor Malatras Statement on No New COVID-19 Cases At SUNY Plattsburgh Following First Round of Pooled Surveillance Testing

September 4, 2020

"The fact that no new COVID-19 cases have surfaced at SUNY Plattsburgh after our first aggressive round of pooled surveillance testing is a testament to what can be accomplished when a campus family works together, acts responsibly, and looks out for one another. It’s proof that with the right planning and preparations, consistent adherence to evidence-based PPE and social distancing guidelines, and strong reinforcement from leadership, we can contain this virus and reopen campuses safely. I once again commend President Enyedi for quickly suspending 43 students last week who violated COVID-19 safety protocols. His decisive action sent a strong message across the campus, and based on these test results, it’s evident that message was received loud and clear. I am proud of these students for rising to the challenge, and urge them to continue doing their part to keep one another safe." 

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