SUNY Leaders Make Enhancements To Track COVID-19 On Campus

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FREDONIA – As students return to SUNY Fredonia for the spring semester University leaders are launching enhancements to track COVID-19 cases at the college.

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the upgrades yesterday.

The system’s COVID-19 Tracker dashboard now provides additional transparency for SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities statewide.

The enhanced dashboard includes:

  • Testing data broken down by faculty/staff and students; including total tests, positives, and positivity rates
  • Quarantine/Isolation space capacity calculator system-wide and by campus
  • State-Region-County-Campus positivity rate comparisons, mapped with filtering capabilities
  • Monthly aggregate testing trends
  • Historic trends mapped system-wide and by campus

Those visiting the dashboard will continue to review vital information on daily and weekly test and positivity data.

Chancellor Malatras announced last month that all SUNY campuses will increase the frequency of SUNY’s mandatory COVID testing to weekly testing of all students, faculty, and staff who regularly report to campus. Since the 2020-2021 academic year began in August, SUNY has conducted 849,140 tests with a 0.53 positive percentage rate.

The seven-day positivity rate across SUNY is 0.41 percent, versus 4.5 percent in New York State. As the semester progresses, SUNY will continue to revisit and recalibrate policies and procedures to ensure the safest possible communities for our students to learn and thrive.

The COVID-19 Case Tracker dashboard launched in September provides a case count for all SUNY campuses and for individual campuses.

The data is reported by campuses every 24 hours and added to the dashboard in real-time.

The dashboard also includes vital information on the different types of tests administered, daily and weekly test data, overall positivity rates, available quarantine and isolation space, and hospitalizations.

Since its launch, the dashboard has been viewed nearly 633,000 times with 542,000 unique viewers.


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