SUNY Oneonta has reported 712 student cases of Covid-19 since residence halls opened on August 17.

That’s more than half the total number of reported cases from campus testing across the entire SUNY system. There have been 1,167 positive cases reported from 61 different campuses.

The rising number of virus cases prompted SUNY Oneonta to switch from in-person learning to an entirely online format in late August.

Jim Urso, a spokesman for SUNY, commented on the timing of Morris’ resignation.

“The Covid spike uptick was at the beginning of September. I just want to clarify her resignation did not come in the middle of that surge,” Urso told CNN.