We are all dealing with the constantly evolving situation brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To date, no cases of COVID-19 have been reported among SUNY Cortland students, faculty or staff members. We are following guidance from the CDC, the New York State Department of Health and SUNY System Administration who have been communicating regularly.
While it is highly unlikely that we would be faced with a disruption of campus operations, I am asking faculty and departments to develop continuity plans for the delivery of course work should face to face classes be suspended. While COVID-19 has been disruptive, we remain committed to ensuring that students complete their in-progress credits and continue to make progress towards their degrees.
In order to facilitate the development of course delivery plans the following resources may be of assistance:
Supporting the health and well-being of members of the campus community is our highest priority. We know faculty will be supportive and flexible with students who may experience prolonged absences due to illness. Similarly, the college will accommodate faculty and staff who may be out of work as a result of exposure to COVID-19.
SUNY Provost Laursen has provided the following guidance to all Chief Academic Officers on COVID-19.
Mark J. Prus
Provost and V.P. for Academic Affairs