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.
For more information or help with employee COVID-19 concerns, please contact:
UB Human Resources
Starting Saturday, March 5, the University at Buffalo will make masks optional on its campuses in most settings:
Remember: There are many reasons that individuals may continue to wear a mask, including those who are:
Please be kind and respectful toward others in our UB community.
Faculty and academic support staff, see Guidance for faculty and academic support staff.
|Proof of Vaccination or Booster for Employees||Employees can submit proof of vaccination or booster to Human Resources. By submitting this proof, you will be exempt from mandatory weekly surveillance testing.||COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination and Booster for Employees|
|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)|
|Flexible Work Program Application||Faculty and staff may use this form to request flexible work such as a compressed work week, flexible start and end times and telecommuting. Applications may be submitted at any time; there is no specified application period.||Flexible Work Program Application|
UB continues to take many steps to ensure that our campus environment stays safe.
While vaccinations are not mandated for employees, UB officials and infectious disease experts strongly urge all faculty and staff to get vaccinated and get boosted as soon as medically eligible. Vaccines and boosters are the most effective defense against the coronavirus. State employees who do not get vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UB has posted directional and health promotion signage around campus, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The campus community can expect this signage to change and some to be removed as the pandemic runs its course.
You can learn more about UB’s and New York State’s guidelines and protocols for COVID-19 from these resources: