new paltz forward: our plan for spring 2021

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Active Student Cases *

7

For Jan. 25.

Active Employee Cases

3

For Jan. 25.

Total Cases Last Week

6

For week ending Jan. 22, 2021.

Recovered *

7

Since Jan. 1, 2021.

Total Students and Employees Tested On Campus **

1591

For Jan. 25.

Positive Rate from On-Campus Testing **

0.98%

For Jan. 25.

Total Students In On-Campus Quarantine

15

For Jan. 25.

Total Students in On-Campus Isolation

6

For Jan. 25.

Total positive cases among students who have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2021:

9

Total positive cases among employees who have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2021:

9

Total students residing in Ulster County who have reported a positive test to the College:

4

 

Fall 2020 (Aug. 24 - Dec. 31, 2020)

Total positive cases from on-campus population for Fall 2020:  75

Total COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Fall 2020:   10,750

Positivity rate for COVID-19 tests conducted on campus in Fall 2020:   0.36%

 

Spring/Summer 2020 (March 1 - Aug. 23, 2020)

Total positive cases from on-campus population for Spring/Summer 2020:  31

 

* While our Active and Recovered case tallies may include individuals who were tested at off-campus facilities, these figures will not be included in the Positivity Rate calculation, which only counts tests that take place on campus.

** On-campus testing is performed by Enzo Labs, SHS and SUNY Upstate Medical University for all students and employees coming to campus. This figure reflects tests performed, therefore some test results may still be pending.

Active cases are defined as a confirmed positive COVID-19 test among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others. Learn more about our testing and tracing protocols here. This dashboard will be updated by 10 a.m. daily, Monday-Friday.

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Four students and one employee have tested positive
  • SUNY increases frequency of mandatory COVID-19 testing to weekly testing of all students, faculty, and staff
  • A reminder of our Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy
  • Update on New York's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Dorsky Museum announces call for Hudson Valley Artists 2021
  • Use Starfish to connect to your personalized success network
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Club and Involvement Fair coming this week!
 

Coronavirus updates

Jan. 25 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Four students and one employee have tested positive

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, now through Feb. 5
Those who volunteer at testing sites are eligible to schedule vaccine appointments per the state’s Phased Distribution Plan, though vaccine supplies remain limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks

 

News of the day

SUNY increases frequency of mandatory COVID-19 testing to weekly testing of all students, faculty, and staff
Since the 2020-2021 academic year began in August, SUNY has conducted 723,891 tests with a 0.57 positive percentage rate

A reminder of our Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy
Snow accumulation predicted beginning in the afternoon tomorrow, Jan. 26

Update on New York's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
As of Jan. 23, state distribution sites have administered 92% of the 1,178,850 doses received from the federal government

Dorsky Museum announces call for Hudson Valley Artists 2021
Online artist submission portal is open now; Exhibition theme is "Who Really Cares?", an earnest question inspired by a classic Marvin Gaye record

Use Starfish to connect to your personalized success network
Resources to help students make the most of their educational experience

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Spotted in a window on campus last month. Sometimes a little positivity can have a big impact.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Complete the updated daily screening at my.newpaltz.edu prior to coming to campus for the first time this spring
Screening is also required for students and employees every day you plan to be on campus

Graduating in May 2021? Submit your application as soon as possible!
Apply online at my.newpaltz - it only takes a minute

Athletics & Wellness Center is open now for student use only
As during the fall semester, registration will be required to use the facility

Info and appointment links for all 13 state-operated vaccination sites
These venues are in addition to sites being operated by counties
Appointment availability depends on supply

Register for SUNY's Student Success Summit, April 22 & 23
Free conference for faculty and staff, tailored particularly for those in Student Success, Applied Learning and Advising; Interested in presenting? Submit a proposal by Feb. 1

Office 365 pro-tip: Schedule WebEx meetings from your Outlook online calendar
Learn how to save yourself a step with with this new plug-in

 

The latest from media

Ulster County taqueria hit hard by COVID rules turns to fundraising to keep the doors open
"Dollars for Diego's" campaign supports alumna-owned restaurant with locations in Kingston and on the New Paltz campus
WRGB, 1/22/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Engage
Coming this week: Students can learn about hundreds of options for getting involved on campus at the Club and Involvement Fair, which will take place virtually over the course of three days from Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Thursday, Jan. 28.
See the full schedule and learn more on the Engage event page.