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On March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. The new guidance brings a unified approach to addressing risks from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu, and RSV, which can cause significant health impacts and strain on hospitals and health care workers. CDC is making updates to the recommendations now because the U.S. is seeing far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV.

As part of the guidance, CDC provides active recommendations on core prevention steps and strategies:

  • Staying up to date with vaccination to protect people against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. This includes flu, COVID-19, and RSV if eligible.
  • Practicing good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing or sanitizing hands often, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
  • Taking steps for cleaner air, such as bringing in more fresh outside air, purifying indoor air, or gathering outdoors.

As in the past, these protocols are subject to change as conditions evolve.

Students with any health-related concerns are encouraged to visit the Student Health Center, located in LoGrasso Hall. Most medical care provided by the Student Health Center is covered by the student health fee.  Students are encouraged to visit the patient portal found here to set up an appointment.

Employees are encouraged to contact or 716-673-3434 (non-state employees should notify their human resources director / supervisor) with any questions about COVID-19 procedures or COVID-19 sick leave.

Student Health Center

  • LoGrasso Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063