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.”
Stony Brook University issued its first official coronavirus update since rumors started circulating that classes will be moved online in two campus-wide emails from Interim President Michael Bernstein on March 11.
Twenty-two students from State University of New York (SUNY) study abroad programs are undergoing mandatory quarantine for the coronavirus at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus, school officials confirmed in an email to The Statesman.
Despite being surprisingly absent from his usual place in the starting lineup, junior forward Elijah Olaniyi set new career highs as the Stony Brook men’s basketball team overcame an early deficit to blow by the Brown Bears (5-4) by a final score of 79-63, improving to 7-3 having won seven of their last eight games.
While the growing population of minorities on Long Island has increased more than 10% in the last two decades, the amount of inclusion and equity has not. A 2015 report by ERASE Racism found that Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.