Daily Health Check: Vaccine-Related Updates

Published March 25, 2021


The Daily Health Check has been recently updated to reflect expanding access to vaccines and changes to New York State policies.


  • The Daily Health Check now asks for vaccination status. If you have been fully vaccinated (i.e., received all required doses of your specific vaccine make), select “yes” when asked in the chatbot.
  • Vaccine-related fever is now noted as an exception to COVID-19-related symptoms.
  • If you have recently traveled domestically/to and from Canada, or have been in close contact with an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and were fully vaccinated at the time of travel/exposure, you no longer need to indicate risk, and the Daily Health Check will not direct you to quarantine.

If you have been fully vaccinated, congratulations! Thank you for taking this important step toward protecting yourself and the community. But whether or not you have been vaccinated, please continue to observe all of UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines. Wear a face covering, maintain physical distance, practice good hand hygiene, complete your Daily Health Check, test weekly (if on campus) and carefully monitor your health

Sign Up for Text Notifications

To make completing the Daily Health Check simpler and more convenient, smartphone users can sign up for text notifications. To sign up for text message alerts:

  1. Open the Daily Health Check.
  2. Enter your 10-digit mobile phone number when prompted.
  3. Click the link in a follow-up text message to verify your phone number and finish enrollment.

Those without smartphones can also directly access the tool via the web by clicking “none” within the chatbot.

For more information about the Daily Health Check, including exemptions, data privacy and more, visit the Daily Health Check webpage.

Please note: The university is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards to ensure we provide equal access to all users. An accessible form is available for employees who need it.