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.