SUNY Jefferson

Jefferson Community College Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Published: October 02, 2020

Jefferson Community College (JCC) received confirmation today, October 2, 2020, that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is registered for on-campus classes and therefore was tested as part of the College’s surveillance testing plan. The college is assisting Jefferson County Department of Public Health in their contact tracing efforts to identify any possible exposure risks to other students, faculty or staff. The student does not live in the on-campus residence hall.

 

From the New York State Department of Health: “Contact tracers work with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to identify people they have had contact with and let them know they may have been exposed to the disease. If you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993), PLEASE answer the phone. Answering the phone will keep your loved ones and community safe.”

 

Adhering to the College’s reopening plan, as well as guidance from SUNY, Jefferson Community College has implemented bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for residence hall and commuter students who are on campus this semester, and increased cleaning and disinfection practices as well as social distancing in all offices. The College is committed to ensuring the safety of our faculty, students and staff and appreciates the support and hard work of all involved to maintain these efforts.

 

Source: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing

 

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Story by:

Gillian Maitland

Director of Marketing and Communications, gmaitland@sunyjefferson.edu