COVID-19 Prevention: Campus Facilities

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UB has put the following protocols in place to protect your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For specific concerns please call (24 hours a day):
UB University Facilities Customer Services
716-645-2025

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COVID-19 Updates

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Vaccinations

Updated 8/4/21

Students

All UB students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend classes in-person in the fall, according to a mandate from the state. Students can submit vaccination documentation through the Student Health Services portal.

Employees

All employees are strongly urged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by Labor Day. State employees who do not get vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. 

Human Resources has provided guidance to employees on how to provide proof of vaccination.

UB strongly encourages all employees to get fully vaccinated, which means getting both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe and effective.

State employees who do not get vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. Submit your proof of vaccination.

Proof of Vaccination

Employees can submit proof of vaccination by completing the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination for Employees (UBITName login required).

By submitting this proof, you will be exempt from mandatory weekly surveillance testing. Proof of vaccination is not required from UB employees.

Employees are required to affirm that they have read, understood and will abide by UB’s health and safety guidelines by submitting the Acknowledgment of Workplace Health and Safety Provisions for Employees form.

Face Masks and Physical Distancing

Updated 9/16/21

Effective Aug. 3, the University at Buffalo will require all students, employees and visitors – regardless of their vaccination status – to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings. This includes classrooms, hallways, libraries and other common spaces, as well as UB buses and shuttles.

The new policy is in accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Erie County Department of Health.

Vaccinated UB students, employees and visitors will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors on UB campuses, but unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor and outdoor settings.

Mandatory Weekly Testing

Updated 8/4/21

Mandatory weekly testing will continue for those who:

  • Are on campus AND have not been fully vaccinated 
  • Fail to verify that they have completed their vaccination series

Daily Health Check

Updated 8/2/21

Employees who come to a UB campus are required to submit a Daily Health Check.

Working Remotely

Updated 8/11/21

UB employees should be returning to campus to support our goal of being a place-based institution for the fall semester.  We ask that all individuals interested in exploring workplace flexibility and telecommuting be patient as the university takes steps to implement the new policy.

Close Contact With Positive COVID-19 Cases (Quarantine)

Updated 8/25/21

  • Unvaccinated students will need to provide proof they tested negative for COVID-19 within five days prior to arriving on campus for the semester.
  • That must be followed up by another COVID-19 test on their day of arrival on campus.
  • In lieu of a negative test, unvaccinated students need to attest to UB that they quarantined at least 10 days prior to or upon arrival to campus.

Events and Gatherings

Updated 8/4/21

COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect only for large indoor events with more than 100 people in attendance. At UB, this means that most activities and events on campus will resume in-person, with masking and physical distancing required for individuals regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals must practice physical distancing, where possible.

Visitors

Updated 8/3/21

Effective Aug. 3, the University at Buffalo will require all students, employees and visitors – regardless of their vaccination status – to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings. This includes classrooms, hallways, libraries and other common spaces, as well as UB buses and shuttles.