ALBANY – The University at Albany is going to fully remote learning effective Tuesday after a “significant spike” in COVID cases, the school said Monday afternoon.
The remote shift – full “PAUSE” – will be in effect through the remainder of the fall 2020 semester, the school said.
The decision comes after surge testing conducted at the school beginning Friday. Of 3,400 samples, 3.3 percent came back positive, officials said. The students who tested positive have been quarantined.
Campus housing will remain open and operational, but students in housing will be expected to remain on campus and in their rooms to the extent possible, officials said.
If residential students decide to leave campus housing to go home during the PAUSE, they must remain home for the remainder of the fall semester, officials said.
Those students required to quarantine must continue to do so, officials said.
The last day of classes is Nov. 24, followed by final exams from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. Those were already scheduled to be conducted remotely, officials said.
The spring semester is set to begin Feb. 1.
Read the full announcement: UAlbany to go on full PAUSE effective Tuesday, Nov. 10
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