St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure Newsroom


coronavirus image



University imposes new COVID-19 strategies

Nov 16, 2020 |
As a result of a surge of COVID-19 cases Monday, Nov. 16, St. Bonaventure University is implementing mitigation strategies for the final eight days of the in-person portion of the fall semester.

Twenty-four students tested positive Monday, bringing the active case total of students and employees to 34. The state’s threshold for closing a New York college campus is 100 active cases.

New restrictions include:

  • The Richter Center will be closed for the rest of the semester for athletic activity (but will remain open for academic classes).
  • All in-person student activities will be cancelled, virtual events and activities will continue as planned.
  • The video game room in the Reilly Center and the Rathskeller games will be shut down (although the ‘Skeller will remain open for takeout food service).
  • Open swim in the Reilly Center pool is cancelled.
  • All Division I and club sport athletic practices have been halted except for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which begin play next week.
  • Dining services will continue as normal, although students are encouraged to take advantage of the takeout meal options available in the Rathskeller if they choose.
  • Students with concerns about instructional delivery over the next week may contact their instructors. Students asked to isolate here or quarantine at home should inform their instructors of their situations. All classes transition to online delivery after the holiday break.

Students who have been identified as close contacts of the positive cases will be notified directly by the university or the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Health. These students will be allowed to fulfill their mandatory 14-day quarantine at home, as long as they are asymptomatic.

Contact information will be shared with a student’s home county so health officials there can follow up with students to ensure that quarantine protocols are being followed.

Direct contacts who present symptoms at the time they are asked to quarantine will be tested. If those test results are negative, they will be asked to leave campus to complete their quarantine at home.

Any student with a positive COVID test result will be required to complete their isolation period on campus or in their off-campus residence under the supervision of university staff members and the county Health Department.

Quarantine is a precautionary measure for direct contacts of a positive case. Asymptomatic people in quarantine only need to be tested if they present symptoms during their quarantine. Isolation is for those who test positive for COVID-19.

The university’s COVID-19 webpage, which houses the state tracker that the university is legally obligated to complete each day, is updated daily with the latest information on positive cases, quarantining and testing data at SBU.

News Items

 

More news


Contact Us

Tom Missel
Chief Communications Officer
Office of Marketing & Communications
P.O. Box 2509, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778


Go Bonnies Banner

Virtual & On-Campus Events


View the calendar

Bonaventure Magazine


Latest issue

Faculty Spotlight

Megan Walsh
Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English and department chair, was awarded a 2020-2021 Short-term Reese Fellowship in the Print Culture of the Americas at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The fellowship supports research for her book project, "Bad Archives: Extra-illustration and Information Management in the Nineteenth Century United States."


Alumni Spotlight

Chris Hagstrom
As a walk-on for the Bonnies men’s basketball team in the 1990-1991 season, Chris Hagstrom played a total of maybe 10 minutes. He loved every second of it. “Coach Chapman invited me back to play the next year, but I told him ‘I think I’m gonna pass,’” he said with a laugh. “I just really appreciated being invited back again.”

Read more »»


Student Spotlight

Priscilla Contreras working on her laptop computer

“It was destiny.” That’s how Priscilla Contreras describes becoming a student at St. Bonaventure University. First paired with Bona’s through a combination of hard work and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, the senior journalism major from the Bronx now considers St. Bonaventure home.

Read more >> 

Get Social

CONNECT WITH SBU


What's new on Twitter

 


What's New On Instagram & Facebook