Chancellor Malatras Statement on COVID Alert NY App

October 1, 2020

"All of SUNY fully supports the COVID Alert NY app as yet another tool to utilize in our continuing fight to contain the COVID virus on our campuses. University at Albany, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Plattsburgh were proud to participate in the development and testing of this innovative app that shares clear and concise data in real time, and will provide our students, staff, and faculty with the valuable information they need to stay informed, protected, and ultimately help keep all our campuses open. As always, SUNY stands ready to help battle COVID be it developing nation-leading saliva testing, producing tens of thousands of face shields, or graduating healthcare heroes who have worked on the frontlines in our hospitals."

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