College at Brockport to host quarantined travelers

Posted at 4:57 PM, Mar 07, 2020

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — According to the Sweden Town Supervisor and the president of the College at Brockport, 10-20 students will be quarantined at the SUNY school in Monroe County. None of the students are showing any signs of Covid-19 and none have tested positive for the virus. According to the president of the College at Brockport, this is a just a precautionary quarantine period.

The students, who were studying abroad in Italy, will land at JFK International Airport Saturday evening. They will then be bused to Brockport overnight.

The students will be housed at Gordon Hall and will be quarantined for 14 days.

“Our first priority is the safety, health, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and local residents. Gordon Hall is currently unoccupied, meaning these students undergoing precautionary quarantine will not come into contact with any Brockport students during their stay,” wrote President Macpherson in a letter to the Brockport Community.

There were earlier reports Buffalo State would possibly host students returning from Italy, Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner released a statement Saturday announcing the school was informed it would not be hosting any students.

"Earlier this week, SUNY officials informed us of tentative plans to designate a vacant dormitory—Tower 2—on the Buffalo State College campus as a possible facility for the precautionary quarantine. Stony Brook University and SUNY Brockport have also been under consideration as possible precautionary quarantine sites.

This afternoon, we learned from SUNY that we will not be hosting any students returning from Italy this weekend."