Three COVID19 cases confirmed at UB

Amherst, NY (WBEN) UB says a total of three people, two students and one faculty member, have tested positive for COVID-19. UB says the cases are not related.

UB says the first student case was disclosed to Jacobs School students, faculty and staff via email on Friday. The second student case was reported Tuesday. UB says faculty, staff and students within the Jacobs School were notified about the cases and were advised to monitor their health.

UB says it was informed a faculty member who has been working remotely has tested positive for COVID-19. The faculty member, who is not part of the medical school, is in isolation at home. The faculty member came to campus briefly one day and had very limited interaction at the university.

In accordance with UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 exposure or have symptoms are immediately sent home, or to a designated quarantine or isolation location.

Both medical students are self-isolating in their off-campus residences, and are taking classes remotely.

“Based on the timing of when these students were last in our building at 955 Main Street, we believe that there was limited exposure to others in the building,” David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, and Alan J. Lesse, MD, senior associate dean for medical curriculum, wrote in the email sent to UB students and faculty on Friday.