First Positive Coronavirus Case Reported At SUNY JCC Today

Via SUNY JCC / Facebook.

JAMESTOWN – Leaders with SUNY JCC announced Monday morning that a person associated with the college has tested positive for COVID-19, the same day the school is scheduled to start in-person instruction.

In a statement to the media, Jamestown Community College President Daniel DeMarte says contact tracing of who the person has come in contact with has already begun.

“JCC has rigorous health-related protocols in place to keep students and employees safe while they are on campus,” said DeMarte. “We will continue to exercise the disinfection directives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the state health department and, as we have since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, stress the importance of social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face mask.”

“Based on CDC recommendations, we developed and enacted protocols several months ago to ensure that anyone who had contact with someone who tested positive for the virus would be provided information about quarantine measures, signs and symptoms of the illness, and testing procedures,” furthered DeMarte.

The school sent an email to students and employees about the case today.

The college has set up a website with a list of safety protocols and procedures that students and staff are asked to follow.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.