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Students on Stony Brook campus walking through Mendelsohn community. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/ THE STATESMAN

COVID-19 cases rise once again, students react

Mariam Guirgis September 24, 2023
Suffolk County is monitoring an increase of COVID cases affecting Stony Brook faculty and students. 
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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

Required COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Ends

Lori Saxena September 9, 2022
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Stony Brook University will no longer require students to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing. 
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How SUNYs vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

How SUNY’s vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

Giavonna Rossi February 3, 2022
#OPINIONS: If we continue to require vaccination for in-person classes, we must provide services for those who refuse the vaccine. Individual liberties must be safeguarded while the public is protected.
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The official logo for the United University Professions (UUP). The UUP called for more safety precautions for the spring semester as a result of the omicron surge. PUBLIC DOMAIN

UUP calls for more COVID precautions amid omicron surge

Maria Lynders January 22, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the highly transmissible omicron variant, colleges and universities are revising their spring semester preparations.
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A person receiving a vaccine. Stony Brook University announced that the monkeypox vaccine will be administered on campus CHRISTIAN EMMER/CC BY-NC 4.0

COVID-19 booster shot is now required for all SUNY, CUNY students to remain on campus

Katherine Procacci and Maria Lynders January 1, 2022
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced during a COVID-19 briefing that students in the SUNY and CUNY systems are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, once eligible, to return to campus for the spring semester, effective Jan. 15, 2022.
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Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Niki Nassiri October 7, 2021
Stony Brook Hospital suspended 133 employees without pay on Sept. 29 after they failed to show COVID-19 vaccination proof, according to Stony Brook officials.
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What future protests should look like at SBU

What future protests should look like at SBU

Matt Venezia September 27, 2021
#OPINION: After the anti-vaccine mandate protest on Sept. 12, Stony Brook University must reconsider how protests on campus are handled in order to best protect their students and faculty.
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Guests start arriving on campus after guests policy has been revised.   JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Guest policy relaxed with increased COVID-19 testing compliance

Tim Giorlando September 26, 2021
Campus Residences announced in an email on Sept. 23 that residents may host overnight guests starting Sept. 25, including commuters and off-campus guests such as friends and family members.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

SBU anti-mandate protest was a failure and a let-down to the University

Fanni Frankl, Matt Venezia, and Sam Lauria September 19, 2021
#OPINION: The Sept. 13 anti-vaccine protest on Stony Brook campus failed to do anything except damage the reputation of the university.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Maria Lynders September 11, 2021
The Stony Brook chapter of Turning Point USA will be holding an anti-mandatory vaccine protest on Sept. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The protest is expected to take place on West Campus, but the exact location is still to be determined.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

Conflicting responses: Stony Brook’s COVID-19 policy should be re-evaluated

Benjamin Joffe September 8, 2021
#OPINION: With a student population 99% vaccinated, Stony Brook University must reflect the latest scientific data by pushing vaccination, allowing for a transition away from masks.
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