REPORT: SUNY Buffalo State being looked at as possible Quarantine Site


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Francis Boeck, Executive Editor

In a report by The Buffalo News Thursday afternoon, SUNY Buffalo State is one of three campuses that New York State is looking at as being a possible site to quarantine over 100 SUNY students who are currently studying abroad due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

The other two SUNY campuses being considered are SUNY Brockport and SUNY Stony Brook. While a final decision has yet to be made, Buffalo State has the most available space of the three schools with 105 vacant rooms in Tower 2, according to the report.

School officials sent The Record the following statement from Laura Barnum, Vice President for Finance and Management:

“SUNY is looking at locations, including Buffalo State, where there is capacity to house students. We can confirm there is vacant dormitory space (Tower 2) on our campus. Coordination and planning is fluid. SUNY system administration has not yet confirmed final locations.”