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With 68 Positives,


245 COVID Cases

ONEONTA – 68 students tested positive for COVID after SUNY Oneonta received 481 test results from their on-campus screening, bring the total number of students infected to 245, according to a release from the college.

During the Control Room briefing last night, President Barbara Jean Morris said she anticipated a spike, as 2,000 tests were conducted on students on Sunday and Monday.

The school is  working to contact affected students and secure them in isolation.



  1. What is the Suny Oneonta campus going to do to secure the safety of our local community. With this record high for not just our beloved town, but for our entire county. The first wave our confirmed cases were not even half, of these confirmed cases that our community faces now. The people of the community want to know we will be safe.

  2. And they only tested 2,000 students out of 6,643 students, not including 495 faculty or administration, or food services or janitorial staff, housing administrators, coaches, etc. etc.

    Hartwick is letting the students stay and HAVE FULL ACCESS TO ALL CAMPUS FACILITIES AND THE CAFETARIA…
    seems only the faculty are the ones being protected.

    These colleges want the money we pay for room and board because after a certain date they, by contract, do not have to provide us parents refunds at all!!

    How does this statement by Margaret L. Drugovich, President at Hartwick College, protect our students or the community of Oneonta ?
    “Residential students should plan to remain on campus. At this time, dining remains available in the Commons (The cafeteria) and through all previously established take-out options. Students not in quarantine will continue to have access to the campus and its facilities.“

    There are 2 students that in quarantine… and they are quarantining at home !

    I just cannot see how this protects our children or the community residence i. oneonta at all.

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