Distance Education and Coronavirus Information

Last update: 3/27/20

New York State Coronavirus health hotline:
(888) 364-3065

The university is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).  There are currently three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Fredonia campus.  All students, staff and faculty should check their emails daily for university communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises.

Read Interim President Hefner's latest Distance Education Memo (March 23, 2020)

Fredonia's leaders are making progress on many of the issues that COVID-19 and the move to distance education has created. We will keep working to find answers to outstanding questions. Select the area below you are looking for information about.

Why Distance Education?

Governor Cuomo announced on March 11 the State University of New York and the City University of New York would implement plans to maximize distance education and reduce in-person classes, beginning March 19th, for the remainder of the Spring semester in light of the evolving novel coronavirus situation in New York. The goal of these social distancing measures is to limit the number of instances where community members are gathering in large groups and spending periods of time in close proximity with each other in classrooms, dining halls, and residential buildings. By lowering the number and proximity of people on campus, we can limit the exposure to COVID-19 for all members of our community.

Is the campus closed?

The Fredonia campus remains open. The move to distance learning relates to in-person classes.  We are continuing our cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing and other best practices to keep our campus safe.

Is the Coronavirus on the Fredonia campus?

At this point, there is not a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Fredonia campus. There are three confirmed cases in Chautauqua County.