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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

NYS healthcare workers no longer held to booster mandate deadline, students still liable

Maria Lynders February 20, 2022
The New York State Department of Health announced it will no longer enforce the booster mandate for healthcare workers that was scheduled to go into effect on Monday, Feb. 21, but undergraduate students must still submit proof by the same date.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

New York state names SBU a point of distribution in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Alek Lewis January 21, 2021
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has named Stony Brook University a point of distribution (POD) for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination plan, making it the largest state-run POD in Suffolk County.
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Video: SBU distributes Moderna vaccine to frontline workers

Alek Lewis January 4, 2021
Stony Brook University started administering vaccines to workers prioritized by the New York State Department of Health’s first phase of vaccine distribution on Dec. 29 and 30.
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President-elect addresses university senate for first time

Maya Brown May 11, 2020
“We are at a moment of great uncertainty and it is inspiring to see how the Stony Brook community has stepped forward to lead during this pandemic with conviction and purpose. I am proud to be a Seawolf.”
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The Staller Center for the Arts closes their doors through May 15

Melissa Azofeifa March 23, 2020
COVID-19 is disrupting life as we know it and Inkles wanted people to know that The Staller Center for the Arts is committed to doing their part for the common goal, which is keeping everyone safe and healthy.
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. A mobile COVID-19 testing center will be available to patients on March 18. GARYGHAYRA/THE STATESMAN

A mobile testing center is taking patients in South P

Brianne Ledda March 18, 2020
The mobile COVID-19 testing center in South P lot started taking patients at noon on Wednesday, March 18, according to a state official.
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United States declares national emergency

Maya Brown March 16, 2020
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in the United States as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Five new people in Suffolk test positive for COVID-19, three quarantined at Stony Brook University Hospital

Alek Lewis March 11, 2020
Three of the new patients are Brookhaven Town residents isolated at Stony Brook University Hospital. They include a man in his early 20s, a man in his late 30s and a man in his early 30s.
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The center received $1 million for the van. COURTESY OF LINDA BILY

SBU Cancer Center’s mammography van gives breast cancer screenings on the go

Erika Peters November 6, 2018
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center of the Stony Brook Cancer Center is taking mammography screenings on the move.
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Downey Regional Medical Center RN Connie Meinke administers the flu vaccine to fellow employee Brian Virk on Jan. 17, 2013. Like many hospitals across the U.S., the Downey, Calif., facility is preparing for the flu onslaught.

Students prepare for flu season

Melissa Azofeifa February 4, 2018
This year's flu season is shaping up to be the worst in recent memory, and not enough people are getting the flu shot despite it being stronger than last year's.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo submitted 184 vetoes on the 2015-2016 State Budget. Two of these applied to Stony Brook University, rejecting funding to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium and a proposed indoor practice facility and exam center.  PHOTO CREDIT: GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICE

Cuomo commits $5 million to Center for Clean Water Technology

Nikita Ramos September 26, 2016
New York State has committed to investing $5 million in Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology to develop new filtration technologies for water suppliers.
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Stony Brook students capsizing on launch during the spring 2015 Roth Regatta. A report released in August revealed that potentially toxic cyanobacteria was present in Roth Pond. HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN

Excess algae detected in Roth Pond

Kelly Saberi August 10, 2015
The floating scum that is often observed in Roth Pond water can sometimes become a hazard to humans and pets alike, if toxic.
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