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.
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.
It’s normal to be experiencing increased stress and anxiety right now. Be gentle with yourself and others, and to take steps to support both your own and your family’s mental well-being.
Taking care of your emotional health during this uncertain time will help you think clearly, prioritize your concerns and react appropriately to protect yourself and your family.
UB Employee Assistance Program (EAP) staff can offer guidance to help you reset your thoughts and emotions, and regain your balance. EAP provides information, assessment, problem-solving and referral services for all university faculty, staff, their families and retirees on any work or life concern. EAP services are free, voluntary and confidential.
If you’re not sure if you need help, take these two quick, anonymous tests. They can help you think about how well you're coping. Then contact EAP for help or if you just need someone to talk to about your thoughts.
Learn more about coping with COVID-19 from the CDC.
Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and enhance our health and well-being. Practicing self-care will help you:
These free tools designed from UB faculty experts are available to all employees.
Self-Care Starter Kit from UB School of Social Work
Mindful Self-Care Scale from Catherine Cook-Cottone, UB Graduate School of Education, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology.
UB offers training in a variety of wellness skills and techniques. Check out the HR Training Catalog for more information.
Exercise plays an important role in well-being and mental health. UB Recreation Services offers several mostly free resources and classes that can be done inside with limited space and equipment. We may be practicing social distancing, but we can still work out and stay fit both physically and mentally.
If you feel sick or are concerned that you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do the following:
UB Human Resources
Please do not come to campus until your doctor confirms you do not have COVID-19 or you are tested negative for the virus.
You can learn more about UB’s and New York State’s guidelines and protocols for COVID-19 from these resources: