UB student quarantined on campus for ‘presumptive’ COVID-19 case

Student under UB Health Services’ care expected to make full recovery, UB says its taking precautionary measures to protect campus community


A UB student is currently quarantined in Governors Complex with “a presumptive case of COVID-19,” according to a Tuesday email from complex coordinator Julie Szarma. 

The student is experiencing mild symptoms and will not undergo testing at this time, UB announced on its coronavirus advisory site.

Today marks UB’s first public acknowledgment of a possible on-campus COVID-19 case. The Erie County Department of Health’s COVID-19 case tracker indicates there are no cases on North Campus, however, as of Tuesday afternoon.

The student’s roommate, who currently has no COVID-19 symptoms, was relocated to another dorm to undergo precautionary quarantine, according to the email sent to Governors residents. 

UB Health Services is supporting the resident’s recovery while residence hall employees deliver food to both the afflicted student and their roommate, according to the email.

This is a developing story.

Elizabeth Napolitano is the assistant news editor and can be reached at Elizabeth.Napolitano@ubspectrum.com and @LizKNapolitano.


Elizabeth "Liz" Napolitano is the senior news editor for The Spectrum. She's an optimistic pessimist who found her love for journalism in Ecuador. She likes late night walks and reading Twitter threads in their entirety.