UB employees are working tirelessly and collaboratively to keep our community safe and our operation running smoothly, while continuing to provide the best academic experience to our students in the safest way possible.
Employees are advised to check this page often for COVID-19 related protocols and practices that affect the UB workplace.
To keep you and all our employees safe, UB is requiring that every employee verify that they are free of COVID-19 symptom each day before entering our campus.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone. Do your part to foster a healthy and safe campus environment for all by following these important guidelines.
All employees are required to complete the Daily Health Check on the days they are scheduled to work, even if working remotely, whether or not they are coming to campus. Employees are not required to complete the Daily Health Check on the days they are not working, including holidays, scheduled days off and sick days; however, doing so even on the days when it is not required is strongly recommended out of concern for your personal health and the health of the entire UB community.
State, Research Foundation and UB Foundation employees, as well as volunteers, adjunct faculty, vendors, visitors and invited guests to campus who are otherwise not affiliated with UB, must also complete the Daily Health Check prior to their arrival on campus.
Students, faculty and staff who are working/learning entirely remotely and outside of New York State, do not have to complete the Daily Health Check.
Individuals will be required to attest that they:
To reduce the risk of virus transmission, and in accordance with SUNY guidelines, a precautionary seven-day quarantine at their own residence is highly recommended for all UB students, faculty and staff who return to or come to campus in August (or thereafter) to start the academic year.
During these seven days, all members of the campus community are asked to exercise extra caution in protecting yourself from COVID-19 infection, especially by:
Upon return to campus, it is important and necessary that all individuals adhere to all UB health guidelines, which include the use of a face covering at all times, appropriate physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
The university’s guidelines will continue to be updated as needed in accordance with new recommendations from the state and CDC, and as new scientific findings emerge. Updates will be posted on the Health and Safety Guidelines webpage.
The university will immediately notify the state and local health departments of known confirmed positive cases on a UB campus.
If a member of the campus community is tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, UB will support the Erie County Health Department’s contact tracing procedures in accordance with the New York State Contact Tracing Program. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by federal and state law and regulations.
The university will continue to evaluate new smartphone and web-based technologies that monitor individual activities and potential exposures to assess whether these new technologies will add value to current screening and contact tracing programs.
UB employees who are concerned about their safety in returning to work on campus should speak with their supervisors. UB will address specific issues and situations on a one-on-one basis. UB Human Resources' COVID-19 web page provides more information about how to safely work on campus.
If you do not feel well or you are concerned that you have COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, these should be your first actions:
Please contact your supervisor or UB Human Resources at 716-645-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidance regarding your personal work situation.
You can learn more about UB’s and New York State’s guidelines and protocols for COVID-19 from these resources: