SUNY Oneonta employee has coronavirus, is quarantined on campus

The SUNY Oneonta community was notified Monday that an employee at the college tested positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 11:26 AM
Updated: Apr 14, 2020 11:34 AM

ONEONTA, N.Y. – The SUNY Oneonta community was notified Monday that an employee at the college tested positive for coronavirus.

President Barbara Jean Morris said this is the first positive case at the college, and she will not be releasing any personal details about the person.

“We are a community of care that respects people’s privacy,” said Morris. “We are meeting the challenge of this pandemic, and I continue to be in awe of everything that we are doing to keep moving forward and support one another."

Morris said the infected individual is not working, and has been quarantined on campus since April 6, outside of going to get tested for COVID-19.

Anyone who many have had contact with the employee was notified by the college and provided directives by the health department regarding appropriate guidelines to follow.

Morris also said the college thoroughly cleaned items in the areas where the employee works -- such as handles, doorknobs, elevator buttons, bathroom stall doors, faucets, handrails, swipe areas, keypads, etc.

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