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Three on SUNY Buffalo State campus test positive for Covid-19

Three members of the SUNY Buffalo State College community have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a message sent out to college students and staff Thursday.

The tests were confirmed by the Erie County Department of Health, according to Buffalo State College President Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, who said these are the first confirmed coronavirus cases connected with the Buffalo State campus.

They included:

  • A staff member who is in self-quarantine in their off-campus residence. The staff member was last on campus on March 12.
  • A commuter student who is in self-quarantine at their off-campus residence. The student was last on campus March 14.
  • A resident student who has been in self-quarantine since March 17 inside a private on-campus apartment, isolated from the campus community.

Conway-Turner said the college is working closely with the county health department to communicate with any students, faculty or staff members who may have come in direct contact with these individuals.

Any person identified who had close contact with an individual who tested positive will be directed by the county health department to self-quarantine and monitor their symptoms for 14 days, Conway-Turner added.

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