More than 100 SUNY Oneonta students tested positive for COVID-19

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More than 100 SUNY Oneonta students tested positive for COVID-19

(WHEC) — In a press conference on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that more than 100 students at SUNY Oneonta have tested positive for the coronavirus.

At the press conference, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras addressed large parties that have been going on at the SUNY Oneonta campus. Malatras says 20 students tested positive for the coronavirus originally but as of this morning, they have 105 positive tests.

That encompasses about 3% of the SUNY Oneonta campus.

Due to this news, the SUNY Oneonta campus will be closed to all in-person instruction for two weeks and will be moving online.

Governor Cuomo says the state will set up three rapid response testing sites for the surrounding counties.

Five students have been suspended so far for holding parties on campus along with three campus organizations.

This is a developing story. Watch for more information as it becomes available.