All 85 COVID-19 retests of SUNY Potsdam students come back negative, officials say
POTSDAM — All 85 COVID-19 retests of SUNY Potsdam students have come back negative, according to SUNY Potsdam officials. The students needed to be retested due to invalid samples.
The college has performed 2,131 on students with two coming back positive. Both of those cases have since been cleared by the department of health. There are 5 pending COVID-19 tests for students. The pending tests are for students who have come in with possiblesymptom.
SUNY Potsdam says it tested 45 employees, two are pending and one was positive. That person is in isolation, officials said.
“Next week, we will begin surveillance testing by testing all residential and local
students living within 15 miles of campus, using the new pooled saliva testing
offered by Upstate Medical University in Syracuse,” according to SUNY Potsdam Director of Public Relation Alex Jacobs Wilke. “We will also offer a free flu shot clinic at the same time.”
Clarkson University, as Sept. 13, has zero active cases of COVID-19 on its campus. School officials say they have performed more than 4,023 tests with 99.95% of tests coming back negative. Two were positive but have since recovered.
As of Friday, St. Lawrence University has no active cases of COVID-19. The college has performed 4,733 tests with two positive cases. Both of those cases have recovered. One test is pending. The school reports two people are in campus quarantine, out of 140 available beds.
As of Sept. 11, SUNY Canton reports 1,354 people tested with two positives. One of those is active and one has recovered, officials said.
All COVID-19 testing in St. Lawrence County is done through local hospital systems, by appointment only. Call the numbers below between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you have symptoms or feel you should be tested:
St. Lawrence Health System: 315-261-6240
Claxton Hepburn Medical Center: 315-713-6655
Clifton-Fine Hospital: 315-848-8049