A COVID-19 message from President Harvey Stenger

The Broome County Health Department notified Binghamton University earlier today that a member of the Binghamton University community has been diagnosed with a case of COVID-19.

Binghamton University is working with the Broome County Health Department (BCHD) to support the health and wellness of the individual, who lives off campus, has been in isolation and is receiving care. As work continues to identify people who may have been in contact with this case, they will be notified of actions they should take to care for themselves.

Binghamton is committed to protecting our community and the greater region.

Protecting the anonymity of this person is paramount. If you are aware of their identity, please do the right thing by respecting their privacy so they can focus on healing. Binghamton University will do everything in our power to support any individuals found to be positive for the virus through this difficult time.

This confirmed case was not unexpected: With more frequent testing and the rise of this virus, we knew sooner or later that a case would appear within our campus community. What we can do now — as a campus — is adhere to the practice of social distancing. Every member of this community must help to flatten the curve. It is our responsibility.

As more information becomes available about this or any new situations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to make all updates on our COVID-19 website and through Dateline and B-Line announcements. We look forward to the time when we are past this pandemic.

Stay well.
Harvey Stenger

For more information and updates, continue to visit the University's COVID-19 website.