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COVID-19 Employee Guide

UB continues to adjust our workplace to protect our community during this fast-changing and unpredictable pandemic. UB employees are advised to stay informed of the university’s most recent COVID-19 protocols.

Fall Planning

UB will be resuming in-person campus-based instructions for ther fall 2021 semester. In preprarion for the fall semseter, employees will be returning to campus throughout the summer months. Additional SUNY and UB fall guidance and updates are forthcoming. 

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Quick Links to Forms
Form Description Link
Proof of Vaccination for Employees Employees can submit proof of vaccination to Human Resources. By submitting this proof, you will be exempt from mandatory weekly surveillance testing. COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination for Employees (UBITName login required)
Acknowledgment of Workplace Health and Safety Provisions All employees are expected to submit this form acknowledging their obligation to follow updated COVID-19 return-to-work guidance from SUNY and the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER). Acknowledgment of Workplace Health and Safety Provisions for Employees (UBITName login required)
Temporary Telecommuting Request Employees who have child care, elder care or personal COVID-related medical concerns may request a temporary remote work arrangement as part of New York state’s pilot telecommuting program. Unit leadership approval and verification will be required. Temporary Telecommuting Request
Working During COVID HR Guidance Safe Workplace Health and Wellbeing FAQs

Updated 7/8/21

UB COVID-19 protocols reflect guidance issued by SUNY. Effective immediately, COVID-19 protocols at UB include the following. For the most current COVID-19 protocols, please visit

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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

Student 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