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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting this summer

Sonya Gugliara April 14, 2023
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 11 that COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for students across SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective summer 2023. 
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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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Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Viola Flowers September 5, 2021
Students and faculty at Stony Brook University are required to meet their respective COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for the 2021 in-person fall semester, according to the Stronger Together website.
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Students signing in to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The university has paused their administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; adds new vaccination opportunities

Maya Brown and Sara Ruberg April 13, 2021
Stony Brook University has paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to students and employees due to concerns about potential negative side effects.
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The outside of the Stony Brook Union. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Students can schedule appointment for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Alek Lewis April 6, 2021
Stony Brook University is now offering students the opportunity to get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Union. Those who have received another vaccine are not allowed to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU hosts live panel on the coronavirus

Rabia Gursoy March 14, 2020
Interim President Michael Bernstein hosted a panel on the coronavirus, streamed live on Stony Brook University’s Facebook page, on March 13.
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Most recent map of the coronavirus from the Center for Disease Control. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Downplaying the severity of the coronavirus is counterproductive

Anya Marquardt February 22, 2020

An updated map of the coronavirus from the Center for Disease Control. As of Feb. 22, at least 2,362 people have died due to the coronavirus, and over 77,988 people have been infected worldwide with the...

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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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