The students will be spending the next two weeks under quarantine in the vacant Gordon Hall.

18 students return to SUNY Brockport from study abroad programs after coronavirus concerns

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — 18 study abroad students returned to SUNY Brockport around 4 a.m Sunday where they will be under a coronavirus quarantine for the next two weeks.

The students returned from study abroad programs after the state decided to bring them back over coronavirus concerns.

School officials say the students will be given snacks and toiletries and have meals delivered to them every day. The students will be spending the next two weeks under quarantine in the vacant Gordon Hall.

SUNY Brockport President Heidi Macpherson confirmed the news on that students would be heading to Brockport for quarantine in a letter sent out to the community on Saturday, which can be read below:

Dear Brockport Community:

I am writing to confirm that SUNY Brockport will host several study abroad students returning back from Italy who left the country due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. They are due to arrive on campus later tonight and will be housed at Gordon Hall.

These students have been screened and show zero symptoms of the Coronavirus and are undergoing this precautionary quarantine period, as would any traveler returning from Italy, as a preventative measure for a period of 14-days. While here, SUNY will spare no expense to make sure these students are provided with every resource needed to make their precautionary quarantine period as comfortable as possible. We are working very closely with local and state health departments to ensure these students are frequently monitored and screened.

Our first priority is the safety, health, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and local residents. Gordon Hall is currently unoccupied, meaning these students undergoing precautionary quarantine will not come into contact with any Brockport students during their stay.

Please be assured that we will continue to provide you with information as frequently as possible.

Many thanks for your understanding, patience, and cooperation as we work to support all SUNY students impacted by travel restrictions.


President Macpherson