Chancellor Zimpher Outlines SUNY-wide Ebola Preparedness Plan

October 17, 2014

Albany – In alignment with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Ebola preparedness planning and in order to protect SUNY students and campus communities, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today directed the presidents at each of the system’s 64 campuses to continue to be proactive in response to the outbreak of Ebola in the United States.

Chancellor Zimpher’s memo to all presidents, which outlines precautionary measures and actions to be taken across SUNY, is available online.

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