University officials continue to urge students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated because it is the most effective way to protect one’s health and end the pandemic. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
For fall 2021, all students will be required to be vaccinated in order to attend classes in person.
Fully vaccinated students and employees may choose to wear a mask in all settings for their own comfort or personal medical reasons.
- Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or remain physically distanced on campus, except on UB buses and shuttles or in healthcare or clinical settings.
- Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) must continue to wear masks on UB buses and shuttles, and within certain campus health care settings (e.g. Student Health Services, the UB Dental Clinic).
- Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing except:
- indoors while physically distanced, seated at their workstations or seated while eating and drinking.
- outdoors on campus unless they are in a gathering or crowded event where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance.
- physical distancing will not be required in classroom settings, but unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in classrooms.
- Campus health science and clinical teaching laboratories may continue to operate without the 6-foot distancing normally required in a classroom. Masks, however, must be worn, regardless of whether individuals have been vaccinated or not.
- Visitors: Fully vaccinated visitors on UB campuses are no longer required to wear face masks indoors or outdoors, except while riding on UB buses and shuttles or in healthcare settings. Unvaccinated visitors to UB are required to abide by UB health guidelines, which include indoor masking and physical distancing requirements, and submitting the Daily Health Check each day they are on campus.