Chancellor Malatras Statement on SUNY Corning Community College Expanded Testing

October 23, 2020

"When the state added portions of Steuben County to the yellow warning level because of increased COVID cases in the area, Corning Community College was set to increase testing to 20 percent of their students and staff weekly. However, under the leadership of Corning Community College President Mullaney, the college decided to test 50 percent of their campus community as an extra precautionary measure. Their decisive action along with strict enforcement of safety protocols is what’s needed to combat and contain the spread of the COVID virus and keep their students, faculty, and staff safe. I thank all members of the Corning Community College community for taking these matters seriously and for being able to adapt so quickly to the new testing initiative."

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