SUNY Cortland suspends athletics for a week, three Greek organizations for two after COVID-19 cases rise

SUNY Cortland is suspending athletic activities for the next week after an uptick in COVID-19 cases on campus.

The move came after it banned three Greek life organizations from hosting any in-person events on- or off-campus for two weeks.

In the last week the number of confirmed cases has risen from six to 22, which prompted concern from local officials and residents.

“Although the vast majority of students are asymptomatic, this uptick in cases is cause for real concern, given the rapid growth in caseloads we’ve seen on other campuses, most notably SUNY Oneonta, which has recorded 700 positive cases,” a statement from officials read.