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

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COVID-19 Updates

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Updated 3/2/2022

For Employees

Vaccination and Boosters

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. 

Updated 3/2/22

Masks are optional on UB’s campuses in most settings:

  • Students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to wear masks in most settings, indoors or outdoors. 
  • Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask in a classroom, office or any other campus space is encouraged to do so. 
  • Masks will continue to be mandatory for everyone aboard UB buses and shuttles and in clinical health care settings (e.g. UB Health Services, Dental School facilities, on-campus testing sites) on campus.
  • UB faculty, staff and students who work or learn at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers off campus must continue to comply with any site-specific regulations in place.

Remember: There are many reasons that individuals may continue to wear a mask, including those who are:

  • Unvaccinated 
  • Immunocompromised
  • Living with someone at higher risk

Please be kind and respectful toward others in our UB community.

Faculty and academic support staff, see Guidance for faculty and academic support staff.

Updated 3/2/22

Working Remotely

Updated 3/2/2022

On August 2, 2021, the new SUNY Telecommuting Policy was distributed to the University at Buffalo for implementation at the campus level. The policy has been officially extended by the New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) through June 30, 2022 (March 31, 2022 for PEF-represented employees).

Events and Gatherings

Updated 3/2/22


Updated 3/2/22