UB to Test All On-Campus Students Before Thanksgiving Break

Updated October 27, 2020

Michael E. Cain, MD, dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and chair of UB’s Screening, Testing and Contact Tracing Protocol Committee, was quoted in stories concerning SUNY’s recently announced requirement that students test negative for the coronavirus before they can leave for Thanksgiving break. “These tests will provide a measure of confidence for students returning home for Thanksgiving. However, we must still stress the importance of our students doing at home what has helped reduce the spread of the virus at UB: wear a mask, practice social distancing, do not gather in large groups, and wash your hands frequently,” said Cain.