The State University of New York (SUNY) Student Assembly held a conference call on March 18 to update students on the COVID-19 pandemic as public schools across the state, including Stony Brook University, have taken initiatives in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
New York state is temporarily freezing the collection of state-owed student loan and medical debt to relieve the financial burden from the coronavirus, according to a press release sent out by the Governor’s office on March 17.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit non-hospital facilities, such as SUNY dorms, to make more room for COVID-19 patients in a press conference on Sunday.
The Three Village Civic Association posted later on Sunday that “due to a worldwide shortage, Stony Brook University Hospital did not receive the swabs needed to conduct their COVID-19 drive-thru testing as planned and is now on hold.”