Return to Campus

Together, we are protecting each other.

UB Employee Safe Return to Campus

The entire UB community is pulling together to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

UB’s COVID-19 planning committees, including faculty, staff and students, have worked tirelessly and collaboratively on the following campus guidelines, which are designed to protect the health and safety of our community.

This information will serve as a guide to university employees that will help us continue serving our students and the university community in the safest way possible, as a phased return-to-campus plan is implemented.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we expect to modify these protocols as necessary.

Please check this page often to stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 protocols for UB employees.

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UB's goal is to continue to deliver the best educational and research programs possible while protecting the health and safety of our university community from COVID-19.

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Together, we are staying safer

Help our community stay safe and decrease the spread of COVID-19. Remember these 6 important behaviors and make them part of your campus routine. 

  1. Do a symptom self-check every day and stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Wear a cloth face mask
  3. Social distance: Stay 6 feet away from others.
  4. Wash your hands frequently, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Information on UB’s new COVID-19-related protocols will be provided to all employees and students prior to your return to campus.

Daily Health Verification for Employees

Daily COVID-19 symptom attestations will be required of employees returning to their on-campus work location to ensure the safety and public health of the UB campus and community.


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