Chancellor Malatras Ramps Up COVID-19 Testing Frequency During Visit to Western New York SUNY Colleges to Combat Recent Increase of Cases

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sun, 09/06/2020 - 20:46

Buffalo, NY – State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today announced that the University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, Erie Community College, and SUNY Fredonia will all increase their frequency of required pooled surveillance testing for COVID-19 in response to a recent case surge on some of SUNY's Western New York campuses. Chancellor Malatras made the announcement at stops at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and SUNY Fredonia, where he met with college presidents as well as state, county, and local elected officials. He reaffirmed the necessity for full COVID-19 safety compliance by students and the entire college community and stressed the need for close monitoring and strict enforcement to limit the spread of COVID-19. The vast majority of students across SUNY are complying with safety protocols.