“Today, SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley announced that the college is voluntarily pausing in-person instruction for 14 days, even though the campus has not reached the State’s 100-case threshold that would require the end of in-person instruction,” said Oswego County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup.
He continued, “President Stanley is taking this action as a proactive step to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The County commends the president’s decision and the strong enforcement measures she has initiated. Pausing will help to slow down the spread of the disease. Our data shows a trend of increasing cases among students who live off-campus. Students must comply with health department isolation and quarantine orders, and everyone should keep practicing preventive measures, social distancing, face masking, and handwashing. By working together, we can help contain the spread of the disease.”
Additional questions can be directed to the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/index.php.
Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the sole local public health authority regarding the COVID-19 pandemic response over all persons and entities within the County of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department issues isolation and quarantine orders and works closely with New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 monitoring, response and reporting.