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SUNY says students returning in spring will need to quarantine, wear masks at all times on campus

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras took the weekend as an opportunity to outline the way colleges and universities across the state would reopen in the spring.

The system-wide plan allows campuses to safely return to in-person instruction for the spring semester.

Students planning to live, work, or take classes on campus – or utilize campus facilities like the library, gym, or dining hall – must take a COVID-19 test when they return.


Students will have to complete a precautionary 7-day quarantine upon return.

“With COVID-19 surging nationwide, and with increased cases in New York, SUNY has devised a comprehensive plan to keep this virus at bay throughout the flu season and through the spring semester,” Malatras said. “We’ve demonstrated this past fall that by implementing an aggressive strategy to manage COVID, students can safely return to campus.”

Masks will be required at all times on campus. Click here for more information on the plan.

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