Second SUNY Oneonta employee diagnosed with COVID-19

A second employee at SUNY Oneonta has tested positive for coronavirus, after the college announced its first case on Monday.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 4:45 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2020 4:52 PM

ONEONTA, N.Y. – A second employee at SUNY Oneonta has tested positive for COVID-19, after the college announced its first case on Monday.

The employee has not been in the office since April 7, according to the college, and will remain in quarantine until April 27.

On Friday, the Office of Human Resources notified anyone who may have had contact with the employee. Those people were also contacted by the department of health and provided with precautionary guidelines.

“This is a difficult situation for all of us,” said President Barbara Jean Morris. “I am thankful for everyone’s efforts across campus to support one another as a community during the impact of COVID-19.”

The employee’s office was cleaned and disinfected on Monday.

The college is also cleaning other high-traffic areas in accordance with health department recommendations.

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