GENESEO — The State University of New York at Geneseo is planning to move all courses online later this semester, joining the ranks of every other SUNY school.
All other SUNY campuses had already decided to go online after Thanksgiving, said SUNY spokeswoman Holly Liapis. Geneseo had not made a final decision until Friday.
In an email to students and staff, Geneseo President Denise Battles said all classes would be delivered online following the Thanksgiving break, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Residence halls will still be available to the students who need to stay on campus after the Thanksgiving recess and through the winter break between semesters, she said.
Students returning to on-campus housing after the break will likely be required to quarantine and be tested for COVID-19, she added.
As of Friday, Geneseo had reported one positive COVID-19 case out of 706 campus-administered tests this semester.
In her email, Battles commended students and staff for their efforts in following protocols to keep the campus community safe in the midst of the pandemic.
“I am proud of how well our community has done to keep COVID-19 cases low through following health and safety measures, such as mask wearing and physical distancing,” Battles said in the email. “Together we can continue to keep Geneseo safe! Be well!”
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New York State Team Editor Joe Spector contributed to this story.
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