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COVID-19 Testing Data Updates

The College began pooled testing for COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 5 for those students who are involved in on-campus, in-person academic instruction. Testing, which has been ordered by the State University of New York (SUNY), is mandatory for students who are coming to either of our campuses for applied learning labs and courses. Testing will not be available to students with fully remote schedules for the Fall 2020 semester.

Testing will occur at establsihed times on Modays and Thursdays on the Newburgh campus, while testing will be conducted Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Middletown campus.

Pooled Testing Results

Data below includes available information, updated as of 11:00 a.m. – Nov.  9, 2020. 

Testing Period Total Tests Positive Tests Percentage Positive Percentage Negative
Nov. 14-20 318 0 0.00% 100.00%
Nov. 7-13 365 2 0.55% 99.45%
Oct. 31-Nov. 6 106 0 0.00% 100.00%
Oct. 24-30 431 1 0.23% 99.77%
Oct. 17-23 123 0 0.00% 100.00%
Oct. 10-16 490 0 0.00% 100.00%
Oct. 3-9 93 0 0.00% 100.00%
Totals 1926 3 0.16% 99.84%

New York State Higher Education Threshold Measure

State guidance indicates that SUNY Orange would be required to move to full distance learning for 14 days should its total number of positive cases reach 44 over a prescribed two-week period. Below is our total number of positive cases in this two-week period from students, faculty and staff who come to campus, from the following sources:

On-campus surveillance testing: 1

Self reporitng: 1

Confirmation from Orange County Department of Health: 0

Two-Week Period (Nov. 7-20): 2/44