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University at Buffalo hits 100-case threshold; will continue in-person instruction until November 24

School to transition to remote learning after Thanksgiving
University at Buffalo
Posted at 1:46 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 01:47:20-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo says it will continue in-person instruction through November 24th, despite hitting over 100 positive COVID-19 cases within the past 14 days.

UB will transition to fully-remote learning after Thanksgiving break (Nov. 25-29) with the exception of clinical, laboratory or other activities required to obtain or maintain professional licensure, or research that must be conducted in person.

The school says this decision made in consultation with UB's local health department, SUNY, New York State Department of Health and pursuant to current guidance.

As of 5:30 Wednesday night, UB has 120 active COVID-19 cases, with almost half of them being students living on-campus (59).

The school says fall sports will continue as scheduled, with strict adherence to NCAA, Mid-American Conference and UB health guidelines.

You can read about UB's end of semester plans by clicking here.