SUNY steps up plans for Ebola protection

Nancy Zimpher- SUNY
Nancy Zimpfer, SUNY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)–New York’s state university system has stepped up its response to the Ebola outbreak by expanding a committee monitoring the potential threat while continuing a ban on school-sponsored travel to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says in a memo to campus leaders that the system’s “Ebola Working Group” is adding campus specialists in a variety of fields, including public health and international programs, and each campus will designate a point person for communicating with the group.

She said new precautions on top of earlier steps outlined in August are a response to “ongoing developments in the U.S.”

Campus officials will continue efforts to identify potential travelers from the affected West African countries and there will be more emergency drills.
The system’s three hospitals have already done drills. They’ll be joined by campuses with health centers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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