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ONEONTA – SUNY Oneonta is expected to run out of space for quarantining students by tomorrow, a college spokesman said, and administrators will hold a planning meeting this afternoon to explore options.

Already, the college has set aside three dorms with a total capacity of 137, where quarantining students, who have tested positive but aren’t necessarily showing symptoms, must remain for 14 days.

Also, Mayor Gary Herzig confirmed this afternoon that off-campus students are being quarantined at the Marriott on Southside, on the hill behind Wendy’s.




  1. I’m afraid I don’t understand why people are surprised? We know we’re in a worldwide unprecedented pandemic, right? We saw what happened in NYS earlier this year, right? We had evidence based numbers from colleges and high schools that had already opened in August, yes? We were listening to doctors and epidemiologists about the dangers of reopening, correct?

  2. Once the party goers test negative those students should be sent home for the remainder of the year and only do on-line until next Fall or if they were ones who held the parties they should be suspended

  3. Looks like whole school doing online for at least the rest of semester. If epi – forecasts are correct will be Spring semester too. Glad Im not working at Marriott.

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