Message from the Office of the President: Albany Campus COVID-19 Update

Message from the Office of the President: Albany Campus COVID-19 Update

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:30
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July 9, 2020

To Faculty, Staff, and Students,

As part of our continuing effort to provide updates regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while we work to maintain the health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff, we wanted to inform you that an employee at the Albany campus has tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain isolated from the campus population until public health officials have indicated they may return. 

We sincerely wish this individual a full and rapid recovery. Based on contact tracing activities, it has been determined that there was no contact with others on campus within two days prior to testing the individual who remains asymptomatic. Since the last time the individual was on site was more than seven days ago, based upon CDC guidelines, no special cleaning or disinfection activities are necessary.

As we have previously shared with you, given the likelihood that our campus would be impacted with an illness, COVID-19 Exposure Guidance procedures have been implemented and are being followed. It is also the institution’s responsibility to safeguard the privacy of those on campus, and in accordance with federal law related to health information, any impacted individual(s) cannot be identified. We will continue to alert you about any COVID-19 cases impacting our campus.
To help answer a number of questions and to keep our community informed about the latest COVID-19 information, please visit SUNY Poly’s COVID-19 webpage, which is updated regularly:
SUNY Poly will continue to provide the necessary measures to maximize our community’s health in as transparent a manner as possible, such as requiring the wearing of facial coverings and social distancing while on campus. We hope by sharing these facts, it will help us to remain calm in the face of uncertainty. Most of all, we truly appreciate your flexibility, patience, and understanding at this time.
The Office of the President