Canisius College employee tests positive for coronavirus


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Canisius College employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the college confirmed in an email to students.

The case is the first confirmed case of the coronavirus reported to the college.

The individual was last on campus March 23 and is currently in isolation, recovering at home.

All members of the campus community are being asked to self-monitor their health daily.

Canisius College president John J. Hurley said last week that students and staff shouldn’t plan on returning to campus this semester.

There are now fewer than 20 students on campus.

Students will be able to retrieve their belongings from residence halls on a structured schedule from March 26 to May 9.

News 4 received a statement from the college this afternoon regarding the positive case:

Canisius College has learned that a member of the campus community has tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the first confirmed case reported to the college. The individual is in self-isolation at home. The Erie County Department of Health is working  to communicate with anyone who may have been in contact with this individual.”

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