BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo State College is issuing a stern warning to students ahead of the long holiday weekend, "partying will cost you."
On Thursday, the school's Vice President of Student Affairs published a letter to the student body, urging them to take proper precautions as they head into the Labor Day weekend.
In that letter, consequences for students found to be violating, "critical public health and social distancing guidelines could be subject to interim suspension and referral to the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office. Resident students who violate protocols are also subject to removal from the residence halls, and any student who hosts an off-campus gathering could face a fine of up to $1,500 by the City of Buffalo."
According to the school's online COVID-19 dashboard there are 23 confirmed cases of the virus within students, staff and faculty.
Governor Andrew Cuomo established guidelines in late in late August saying if a college has more than 100 COVID cases or 5% of its population is positive, the school must go to remote learning for at least two weeks. Students would be allowed to remain on campus during this time.