Published March 4, 2020
Since January, senior leadership and key staff at the University at Buffalo have been carefully and actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community. Please review President’s Tripathi’s message to the campus community sent yesterday, which contains additional information regarding the university’s response to this evolving situation. Most of those impacted to date are international students who were not able to return to campus from China as a result of travel restrictions. We have been working with each of our impacted students and their faculty on a one on one basis to ensure academic continuity to the greatest extent possible.
During this time, we have relied on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Health Department and the Erie County Health Department. Accurate, up to date information regarding this virus may be found on UB’s COVID-19 website: https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus.html. Please familiarize yourself with the information on the site including a comprehensive list of FAQs. Because this is a fluid situation that is changing daily, I encourage you to visit the university’s website frequently for the most up to date information. What follows is important information related to our current situation.
We are actively planning to ensure academic continuity should there be a disruption to our planned academic calendar and will keep you informed in the days and weeks ahead.
Please share this communication with faculty and staff in your departments.
A. Scott Weber Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs