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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras discusses COVID testing on campuses during visit to SUNY Plattsburgh
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The Chancellor of the SUNY system was in New York’s North Country on Monday. Chancellor Jim Malatras visited SUNY Plattsburgh’s COVID-19 testing site and discussed requirements that have been put in place to stem the spread of the virus on campuses.

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras discusses COVID testing on campuses during visit to SUNY Plattsburgh
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The Chancellor of the SUNY system visited three northern New York campuses Monday as students begin to return for in-person classes.

Jim Malatras
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SUNY says it will test about 140,000 students for COVID-19 before they're allowed to go home for Thanksgiving. The 64-campus system announced the policy Tuesday, saying it's a vital public health step before students travel across the country for the extended intersession period. SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras spoke with WAMC's Ian Pickus about the project.

Chancellor Jim Malatras and President Alexander Enyedi walk past Hawkins Pond during the new SUNY chancellor’s campus tour
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Newly named SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras was at SUNY Plattsburgh today to tour the campus and review COVID-19 safety and screening protocols as students return to campus.