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UAlbany Going Fully Virtual In Response To COVID Spike

UAlbany President Dr. Havidán Rodríguez.
Jackie Orchard
Campus President Dr. Havidán Rodríguez speaking to state troopers at the UAlbany COVID-19 testing drive-thru.";

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, the University at Albany is moving to fully virtual classes for the rest of the fall semester starting Tuesday. 

The SUNY campus says student housing will remain open and operational and students are expected to remain on campus and in their rooms as much as possible. The last day of the fall semester is November 24th and the spring semester is scheduled to start February 1. SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras says all SUNY students will be tested for COVID-19 before returning home for Thanksgiving break, and again before beginning the spring semester.

UAlbany says approximately 3,400 samples were submitted from on-campus students, which resulted in a presumed positivity rate of 3.3%. 

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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