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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The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. As of Fall 2019, more than 415,500 students were enrolled in a degree-granting program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide exceeded $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2019, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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