1/6: Students - New Daily Health Check requirements for spring

UB Student Life sent the following email to all UB students January 6 regarding the New Daily Health Check requirements for spring.

Know the rules for the Daily Health Check in advance of the spring semester so you can properly prepare for a safe start.

PRE-SCREEN FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR RETURN TO CAMPUS

Starting two weeks before your planned return to campus to live, work, take classes or utilize services, you must complete the Daily Health Check every day to screen for COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 history and travel history, as mandated by SUNY.

UNDERSTAND YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR SPRING

Once the spring semester starts, the following groups will be required to complete the Daily Health Check:

  • On-campus residents.
  • Students taking one or more classes with an on-campus component.
  • Students working on campus.
  • Students using on-campus services.
  • All other students residing in Erie or Niagara counties.

Those students who are not required to complete the Daily Health Check are strongly encouraged to do so out of concern for their own health and the well-being of those around them.

BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR BADGE AS PROOF OF COMPLETION

Over the course of the spring semester, campus officials may ask students for proof of Daily Health Check completion. Therefore, students must be prepared to demonstrate that they have met their obligation for that day.

MAKE YOUR DAILY HEALTH CHECK MORE CONVENIENT

To assist you in meeting these obligations, the Daily Health Check offers notifications via text for smartphone users. To sign up for text message alerts:

1.      Open the Daily Health Check.

2.      Enter your 10-digit mobile phone number when prompted.

3.      Click the link in a follow-up text message to verify your phone number and finish enrollment.

Those without smartphones can also directly access the tool via the web by clicking “none” within the chatbot.

For more information about the Daily Health Check, including student conduct policies, exemptions, data privacy and more, visit buffalo.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety/health-check.

Please note: The university is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards to ensure we provide equal access to all users. If anyone experiences difficulties while using the Daily Health Check tool, please use the following form:https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/student-guide/daily-health-check-students.html.