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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras On Plans To Test Every Student For COVID Before Thanksgiving

Jim Malatras
Pat Bradley
Jim Malatras

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.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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