UAlbany suspends all athletic activities after spike in COVID-19 cases

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 11, 2020 08:59 PM
Created: September 11, 2020 10:08 AM

ALBANY - Coronavirus concerns are rising in the Capital Region, after a spike at UAlbany.


There were 31 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total at the school to 40.

Clusters have been traced back to the athletics department and off-campus student housing.

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, Gov. Cuomo announced that any college or university with 100 cases could be forced to go to all remote learning.

They need to get this under control and it needs to happen fast.

To start, they have canceled all athletic activities for the time being.

University President Havidan Rodriguez, County Executive Dan McCoy, and County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen joined their voices to urge students to follow the universities COVID-19 code of conduct.

Officials say some students are not complying, particularly a group of athletes and off campus housing students in the Pine Hills neighborhood.

President Rodriguez says Thursday night they tested 370 student athletes and those samples were being run Friday.

Learn more about what's being done to better enforce the policies by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

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