COVID-19 Prevention: Campus Facilities

Together, we are stopping the spread

The health and safety of our campus community is UB’s priority and it’s up to each of us, individually, to practice health-conscious behaviors. UB has put the following protocols in place to protect your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This guidance is subject to change and will be reviewed periodically to ensure compliance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (DOH), and World Health Organization (WHO).

For specific concerns please call (available 24 hours a day):
UB University Facilities Customer Services

Face Masks & PPE Social Distancing Cleaning & Disinfecting Handwashing Workplace Signage

The use of face coverings (preferably a multi-layered cloth covering or a surgical mask) is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the most recent scientific evidence gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To protect their own health and that of their classmates, colleagues, friends and families, members of the UB community must commit themselves to wearing a face covering at all times according to the following guidelines.  

When inside all UB buildings, classrooms, labs and facilities, all UB students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times. A face covering must also be worn at all times in outdoor spaces on UB’s campuses, to further reduce the risk of transmission as people travel from place to place. 

Face Coverings and PPE FAQs

Social distancing is not always possible. Face masks or coverings are required to be worn at all times on UB campuses.


Face Mask Exceptions

It is generally safe to remove face masks if you are:

  • in your own residence hall room or apartment alone or with a roommate
  • alone in an enclosed private office or other enclosed space (e.g. study room)
  • in a private vehicle
  • when eating or drinking in dining facilities and seated 6 feet away from others