Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Recreation & Intramural Services has activated a team focused on implementing the university's response to the COVID-19 situation. The University at Buffalo is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What We're Doing


We have been given clearance to begin offering CPR training courses again! Please be advised of some important changes and guidelines we will need to follow.

This may be very different from what you are used to if you have patronized our program in the past.

o   Training classes will be held on select Thursdays and Fridays.

o   Times for these courses will vary from week to week please make sure you are looking at the date and time of the course that you have registered for to avoid confusion. 

o   Parking passes are required during business hours, upon your arrival the instructor will provide you with a temporary parking pass to hang from your vehicles rear view mirror.

o   Classes must be held to 10 participants or less. You MUST register for the course prior to your arrival. We will NOT accept walk-ins at this time.

o   All patrons MUST wear a mask during your training session.

o   All partnered activities will be adjusted to learn individually to ensure social distancing.

3/31/2020 | 5:00PM:  UB REC CPR & First Aid Classes Update – There is a now a 120 day extension on all card deadlines from the The American Heart Association. Please click for a link to the memo from the American Heart Association, regarding the extension of your certification due date.

3/18/2020 | 4:00PM:  UB Recreation is CLOSED until further notice.  Please continue to visit our website for the most up to date information in regards to this closure. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this time of uncertainty.

3/16/2020 | 5:00PM:  UB REC CPR & First Aid Classes Update – Due to the COVID-19 virus, CPR training courses will be shut down until further notice. If you have already registered and paid for a course, you will have priority booking for a date once we are operational again. Please continue to visit this website for updates. Additionally, please click for a link to the memo from the American Heart Association, regarding the extension of your certification due date.

3/16/2020 | 3:00PM:  Due to the current state of our surrounding communities, it has been decided that UB Recreation will close down all facilities and services beginning at 5:00 PM on Monday, March 16th, 2020 through Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. This closure includes all services and activities that fall under UB Recreation which are intramurals, group fitness, open gym, fitness center, jogging track, racquetball courts, aquatics, and the Bulls Team Shop. During this time we are closed, we will evaluate the potential of reopening and will update via email as well as our website.

3/16/2020 | 1:00PM:  UB REC Intramural Sports Update – Intramural Sports will be canceled for the rest of the semester. Please see the UB IMLeagues home page for more information.

3/16/2020 | 12:00PM:  UB REC Group Fitness Update – Effective March 23, 2020, in accordance with the University at Buffalo COVID-19 situation and recommendations, all Group Fitness, SGT and Wellness classes are cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester. UBRec with UB is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of all UB community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

3/14/2020 | 11:45AM:  UB REC Academic Courses Update – Distance Learning Plan. Effective March 23, 2020, in accordance with the University distance-learning directive, all academic REC courses will be instructed through a distance-learning model with the exception of REC 122 and REC 126 which have lab components.  Updated course syllabi, assignments and deadlines will be available on UBLearns under Course Information for all REC courses.

3/12/2020 | 10:00AM:  Our building, programs and services are all being carefully considered. We are taking measures similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu, including: more frequent cleaning and disinfecting of shared surfaces and objects that are touched frequently, increasing the availability of hand sanitizers, and putting up signage to remind students, faculty and staff to wash hands, cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing, and wiping down equipment before and after use.

Please understand, this virus is not transmitted through sweat and all of these measures are precautionary. You can read more about how COVID-19 spreads here.  Continuing to take advantage of our services and equipment is a great way to alleviate the stress that you are no doubt feeling during this uncertain time. 

You can trust that we are doing all that we can to prioritize your health and safety while still operating at a high level.

Make It Hard for Viruses to Spread

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces within your normal surroundings.
  • Check with your healthcare provider whether obtaining the annual flu vaccine is advisable for you.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have flu-like symptoms.