While is hasn’t come to that, Otsego County Board Chair David Bliss says that SUNY Oneonta could be converted to a coronavirus hospital if necessary. His statement was a response to a question from County Representative Michele Farwell, D-Morris/Butternuts/Pittsfield. Bliss continued, "that’s part of the reason SUNY dorms were cleared and sanitized – in preparation for potential need for more space. It’s under consideration already; that’s been discussed."

SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Westbury are already being prepared for use as hospitals, under a directive issued by Governor Cuomo. SUNY has 67 campuses.

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