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SUNY Potsdam Response
President Esterberg has convened a team of SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff representing important areas of campus to monitor and respond to the international spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in keeping with our Infectious Disease Plan. The College is in daily contact with the New York State Department of Health and SUNY System Administration, and our response group is meeting regularly to track the situation.
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Facemasks are only recommended for use by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others, or for health workers or people are taking care of someone in close settings. They are not recommended as a preventative measure for healthy people.
College Counseling Center
The College Counseling Center is aware that all members of our campus community are currently being impacted by general distress related to coronavirus (COVID-19), including figuring out how to manage Governor Cuomo's 3/11/20 decision that SUNY/CUNY will go to distance learning. Although the situation remains fluid and is changing hour-to-hour, our plan is to respond to whatever changes occur.
Student Health Services is now a fully call-in center for the foreseeable future. To make an appointment, call (315) 267-2377.