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From the Vice President for Finance and Management

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Volunteers Urgently Needed

As required by SUNY for Buffalo State College to remain open, and as announced in the Daily Bulletin on October 7 and the week of October 26, the college has implemented regular surveillance testing of its on-campus population to detect COVID-19 cases and identify pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals who may still transmit the virus. This effort will help our leadership and local public health officials identify, trace, and contain the virus quickly.

The testing is being planned by Vice President Gordon and coordinated by the Events Management team, under the supervision of the Weigel Wellness Center and Environmental Health and Safety. Implementation requires the help of numerous staff volunteers to ensure a successful process. Testing for students will accelerate from November 10 to November 20 as they prepare to depart campus. More testing locations, which must be fully staffed, are therefore being added. Between 48 and 60 volunteer shifts a day must be filled during this 10-day period in order to ensure a successful process, so please pitch in if you are able.

Volunteer roles (PDF, 104 KB) primarily consist of checking in students and employees, and organizing and distributing test kits. All volunteers will be provided with personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Training will be provided to ensure a consistent and safe process.

At this time, we need you and your staff to take part in this herculean effort. Please share this message with staff in your areas and take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to the college’s well-being and continued success!

Volunteering is safe and is urgently needed at this time. If you can set aside a couple of hours, please register online or e-mail Mary Beth Wojtaszek, associate events manager. Thank you.

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