COVID-19 Dashboard

Together, We Are Staying Informed

Updated: 5:15 P.M. September 30, 2020

Please be aware there are cases of coronavirus among the UB community. This dashboard is updated regularly and serves as UB’s primary method for communicating positive cases. UB’s COVID-19 dashboard has been updated to reflect clarification from New York State regarding the positive case threshold for the mandatory temporary suspension of in-person learning.

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Active Cases - Updated Daily

Confirmed Positive Cases in the Past 14 Days
Students living on-campus 50
Students living off-campus, taking class(es) on-campus 31
Employees working on-campus 3
Total on-campus cases 84
Students living off-campus, taking class(es) remotely 22
Employees working remotely 0
Total off-campus cases 22
Total Confirmed Positive Cases 106

In order to make critical decisions regarding UB’s operational and academic status, UB collects data on a daily basis for known, on and off-campus, positive coronavirus cases. UB uses the data to monitor the prevalence of the virus among the university community. On Aug. 31, UB began reporting these cases on a rolling 14-day period (the period of time identified by the CDC in which an individual is typically infected with the virus.)  UB will continue reporting data on a rolling, 14-day basis, in addition to reporting data for set, two week reporting periods, mandated by New York State.  

NY Higher Education Threshold
On-Campus Positive Cases
Sept. 26 to Oct. 9 27 / 100

The New York State threshold for transitioning to fully-remote learning is 100 positive tests in a set, two-week period. At the end of the two week period, the count of positive cases toward the 100-case threshold will reset to zero, per state mandate.  More information regarding this can be found in a Sept. 14 clarification memorandum from SUNY.

Learn more about NY Higher Education Threshold

The New York State Department of Health’s guidance states that colleges and universities must transition all in-person learning to remote, when 100 members of the on-campus population – inclusive of students, faculty, and staff – test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period. According to this guidance, only active cases at UB that are characterized as on-campus would count toward the 100 metric.

Reference: New York State Higher Educations Supplemental Guidance:  “Total on-campus population” includes all students, faculty, and staff who are on the campus location, including those students living on campus and those attending class on campus, as well as all staff and faculty working on campus.

Previous two-week periods

On-Campus Positive Cases
Sept. 12 to Sept. 25
76 / 100
Aug. 28 to Sept. 11 71 / 100
UB Isolation/Quarantine*
Students Currently in On-Campus Isolation/Quarantine 67
Students from restricted states in precautionary quarantine 1

* Isolation occurs when a person tests positive for COVID-19.
Quarantine occurs when a symptomatic person or close contact of an infected person is awaiting testing or test results. 

Historical Reporting

Confirmed positive cases within the UB community since August 21, 2020

Total Cumulative Confirmed Positive Cases

Reduction in Density

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Number of students
in in-person classes on North Campus at 10 a.m. on the first day (vs. 6,800 in Fall 2019)
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Reduction of density in classrooms*
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Decrease in students taking daily in-person classes*
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Decrease in residence hall & campus apartment occupancy rates*
Number of faculty
teaching, Fall 2020
Number of faculty
teaching in-person only
*compared to Fall 2019

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