Starting Saturday, March 5, the University at Buffalo will make masks optional on its campuses in most settings:
Remember: There are many reasons that individuals may continue to wear a mask. Be kind and respectful toward others in our UB community.
All campus community members who have regular on-campus contact and are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations must continue to participate in weekly surveillance testing, including those with an approved medical or religious exemption.
With the lifting of the mask mandate comes new guidance for faculty in the classroom. Individual faculty members cannot require masking in their classroom, nor can they change course modality without explicit approval from their department and decanal unit. The risk of transmission in the classroom is still considered very low, as 98% of UB students are up to date with their vaccinations.