College president steps down after 700 students test positive for virus

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At State University of New York at Oneonta, President Barbara Jean Morris has stepped down after hundreds of students test positive for COVID-19.

The president of State University of New York at Oneonta, has stepped down from the role after a coronavirus outbreak on campus.

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According to The New York Times, the COVID-19 outbreak at SUNY Oneonta was the worst at any public university in the entire state. University president Barbara Jean Morris resigned after over 700 students contracted the coronavirus, causing in-person classes to be shut down. A special virus control crew was sent to the campus to try to contain the virus and avoid spreading the illness to the rest of the upstate New York area, the report detailed.

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🕶 Day 1 essentials. 🅾️ Wishing all Red Dragons, online and on campus, a great first day and a successful fall semester! What’s your first class today?👇🏽 #Fall2020

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At SUNY Oneonta the outbreak began with two cases in late August which quickly spread among…


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