Quarantine Information for Residential Students

Campus Living is committed to assisting you to the best of our ability during this time. For students who may be experiencing illness, we understand how challenging this time is for you. UB’s guidelines are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and SUNY.

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Residential Isolation Coordinator Contact

Phone: 716-645-9330
Email: campuslivingquarantine@buffalo.edu

Keep Up With the Latest Guidance

All students should review the Fall 2022 UB COVID Health and Safety Guidelines and the recently updated CDC guidance for isolation or quarantine.

Close Contacts

As per guidelines, those in close contact with a person who tests positive should take precautions for 10 days from exposure but do not need to quarantine. Students should monitor symptoms, wear a high-quality mask and test on the 6th day from exposure. 

Testing Positive for COVID-19

Any student who receives a positive COVID-19 test result must isolate and report it via UB’s confidential reporting form and contact our Residential Isolation Coordinator. Residents will be isolating in their assigned residential space on campus as are expected to abide by the following guidelines.

Isolation Guidelines:


Students who test positive must always wear a high-quality mask when not in a private space, including the campus shuttle and shared transportation, food pick-up, and any common spaces such as hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms.  


Students must wear a high-quality mask and may use the campus shuttles if you need to leave isolation for an essential reason, such as food or medical needs. 


Students will be required to use the moBULL meals GET app to order to-go meals. Students must wear a high-quality mask and can collect the meals from dining locations on campus and take it back to the student's isolation space. Food may not be consumed in any public space. Meal or grocery delivery services are permitted. Please provide the delivery service with your building address and meet the delivery outside. 


Students must wear a high-quality mask and trash can be taken to the nearest trash room. 

Kitchen & Bathroom Use

Students must wear a high-quality mask and go directly to their nearest bathroom/kitchen and return to their room when finished. Masks must be always worn except when showering, teeth brushing, and face washing.

Mail & Package Delivery

Mail service will be available while in isolation. Students must wear a high-quality mask and go directly to the mailroom and return to your room when finished. When possible, students should delay sending packages until the end of the isolation period. 


Students must wear a high-quality mask and are asked to limit their time in laundry areas to the greatest extent possible. If laundering is necessary and a friend cannot offer assistance, students may utilize laundry machines. 

Lounges and Other Common Spaces

Students who test positive are restricted from using common spaces like floor lounges, study rooms, computer labs, fitness centers, and libraries until the isolation period is completed.

Fire Alarms

In the event of a fire alarm activation, everyone must evacuate the building. Please go to the door of the room you are in and feel the back of the door for heat. If the door is HOT, leave it closed and contact University Police at (716) 645-2222.

If the door is cool, open the door and look in both directions for any sign of visible fire or smoke. If there are no signs of smoke or fire, use the closest safe exit path to evacuate the building, wearing a high-quality face covering and maintaining social distance. If smoke or fire are visible and you can evacuate, go in the opposite direction of the smoke and fire to the nearest exit. If the smoke and fire are blocking your escape, return to your room, close the door, place damp towels around the door to obstruct the smoke, and call University Police and let them know of your location.

Once outside, move away from the building and be sure to practice social distancing. Do not stand by the apartment or in the road. University Police and the Fire Department will arrive on site within a few minutes and respond to the source of the alarm. Once the alarm is cleared, officials will let you into the building.  If you are found in the building during a fire alarm, you will be documented. 

Continued Support

Our professional are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Residential Isolation Coordinator Contact

Phone: 716-645-9330
Email: campuslivingquarantine@buffalo.edu