As concerns continue to mount over novel coronavirus — now formallly known as COVID-19 — UB is increasing its efforts to prepare for and respond in the event that cases of the infectious disease become more widespread and directly impact the university. President Satish K. Tripathi has established several committees and working groups, comprised of faculty, staff and students, to maintain continuity across UB’s academic, research and business operations:
Provides perspective and advice regarding UB’s readiness during this evolving situation. Comprised of faculty, staff and students from across the university,
Active since January, monitors the COVID-19 situation and the health of the university community, collaborates with the Erie County Department of Health, and develops and implements a communication plan to facilitate the delivery of accurate, up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 to the UB community.
Charged by Provost A. Scott Weber, coordinates issues related to academic continuity, enrollment management, international education and alternate forms of course instruction.
Responsible for maintaining continuity in UB’s business services, internal audit, human resources and facilities.
Charged with planning for any possible disruption to university operations due to COVID-19.
Works to ensure the continuity of UB’s research program and identify issues and concerns to minimize any potential disruption.
Addresses student health and well-being.