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 more information on UB’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, please visit the COVID-19: UB Planning and Response page.

This guidance is reviewed periodically and subject to change. For specific concerns please call (24 hours a day):
UB University Facilities Customer Services

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UB will post directional and health promotion signage in high-traffic areas. This signage provides guidance to ensure safe social distance between individuals and to decrease density where possible. Some signage is intended to raise awareness about healthy behaviors and UB requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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Campus-wide COVID-19 Signage

Campus COVID-19 signage will reinforce our highest priority messages:

  1. Do a symptom self-check every day and stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Wear a cloth face mask
  3. Social distance: Stay 6 feet away from others.
  4. Wash your hands frequently, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

University Facilities and University Communications collaborated to design and produce instructional and directional signage to guide our community in COVID-safe behaviors.

These vinyl floor and wall signs will be installed by University Facilities in high-traffic locations such as:

  • Building entrances, to advise on face mask requirements.
  • Common queueing locations (e.g., 1Capen, dining facilities) to help those waiting in lines to maintain a safe 6-foot social distance from one another.
  • Elevators, to reduce elevator occupancy.
  • Bus shelters, buses and shuttles, to advise on seating and social distancing guidelines.
  • Restrooms, to include “Wash your hands” signage.
  • Stairwell entry doors, to advise people not to prop open Fire Exits.
  • COVID-19 signage will be limited in stairwells, restrooms, etc., due to possible building code implications.

University Facilities will be responsible for the production and installation of the signs in public spaces: all building entries, elevators, restrooms, fire exits, and bus stops. 

Source: University Facilities

Signage on Buses and Shuttles

  • Signage will be placed on all buses, shuttles and shelters to provide guidance on seating, boarding and social distancing.
  • Follow guidance and direction provided by bus/shuttle drivers or UB Parking & Transportation.

Source: University Facilities

COVID-19 Signage for Units

COVID-19 signage has been posted campus-wide on all three campuses. In addition, all UB units were provided with directional signage. Each unit’s Facilities Planning and Maintenance Officer (FPMO) was asked to post these signs to help reduce density and to manage navigation in and around their spaces.

Additional posters can be ordered for purchase through Print Services. Please contact Print Services to make arrangements at

Order Additional COVID-19 Signage

FPMOs may purchase additional COVID-19 signs for installation in their individual units. University Facilities will review these requests and forward them to the Procurement Office to complete the order. Units will be expected to pay for the printing and installation of their signs. Installation of additional unit-requested signs will be done by an outside vendor. There is a nominal fee for installation of these signs.

Source: University Facilities