Three members of Campus community test positive for COVID-19

Francis Boeck, Executive Editor

Two students and one staff member of SUNY Buffalo State have tested positive for coronavirus, according to school officials.

President Katherine Conway-Turner says the Erie County Department of Health informed the school of the cases earlier Thursday.

According to an email from Conway-Turner to staff and students Thursday evening, one of the students is a resident student who has been in self-quarantine since March 17 inside a private on-campus apartment, isolated from the campus community.

The other student is a commuter who was last on campus on March 14.

The email says the staff member who has tested positive was last on campus on March 12.

For students who are still living on campus, Conway-Turner asks if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms to isolate yourself immediately. You are asked to NOT go to the Weigel Wellness Center, but to give them a call at (716) 878-6711.

Any commuter students or staff members who may be experiencing symptoms are asked to isolate themselves in their homes and call their doctor.

Buffalo State has been on spring break since March 14. Classes resume online-only on Monday.

Wednesday night, the school officials asked resident students who left for spring break, intending to return to not come back. Those students are asked to email [email protected] by Friday morning at 9 in order to get any credits or refunds. 

All “non-essential” employees have been ordered to stay home since March 17, according to Conway-Turner.