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UB Employee Safe Return to Campus

UB employees are working tirelessly and collaboratively to keep our community safe and our operation running smoothly, while continuing to provide the best academic experience to our students in the safest way possible.

Employees are advised to check this page often for COVID-19 related protocols and practices that affect the UB workplace.

Returning to Campus?

To keep you and all our employees safe, UB is requiring that every employee verify that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms each day before entering our campus.

Protect Each Other Before Coming to Work Screening & Testing Safe Workplace HR Guidance Health & Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone. Do your part to foster a healthy and safe campus environment for all by following these important guidelines.

Daily Health Check

  • Mandatory health screenings for students, faculty and staff, and scheduled visitors (e.g., on-campus tour groups) who plan to visit or return to campus

Precautionary Quarantines

  • Precautionary quarantines for all UB students, faculty and staff who return to or come to campus in August (or thereafter) and for traverlers to the university from a region or country experiencing heightened prevalence of COVID-19

Health Screening and Testing

  • UB will follow local and state guidelines for screening and support Erie County Health Department's contact tracing procedures

Concerns About Coming to Campus

  • For faculty and staff who share concerns with their supervisors regarding their level of comfort about returning to work on campus, the university will address specific issues and situations on a one-to-one basis

If You're Feeling Sick

  • Not feeling well? Check your symptoms and if you're not reporting to work, then notify your supervisor and follow your departmental call-in procedures

Please contact your supervisor or UB Human Resources at 716-645-7777 or for specific guidance regarding your personal work situation.


You can learn more about UB’s and New York State’s guidelines and protocols for COVID-19 from these resources:

COVID-19: UB Planning and Response

  • Health and safety information for the university community
  • How UB is moving forward during COVID-19

Students' Return to Campus Guidance

  • Staying healthy together
  • Living and dining tips
  • Fall academic support
  • Get the most from your experience

Research Ramp Up and Guidance

  • Guidance for resuming research activities
  • Lab ramp-up checklists and policies