5/12/2022: End of semester reminder to be extra cautious

As the semester draws to a close, UB health and safety officials remind members of the campus community and visitors to UB that anyone testing positive for COVID-19 should isolate according to CDC guidelines. Anyone who feels unwell or experiences symptoms such as sore throat, headache, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath and coughing should stay home and get tested.

Students who need to miss class due to COVID-19 illness, isolation or quarantine are responsible for contacting their instructors and making arrangements to make up missed work. Class absences due to COVID-19 isolation or quarantine are considered excusable per the university’s Class Attendance policies. Instructors are to use all means at their disposal to allow students to make up work and engage in class activities while in isolation, depending on the circumstances relevant to the course.

Individuals who should be extra cautious when attending commencement ceremonies or graduation parties — this includes the unvaccinated, under vaccinated (not boosted), elderly and immunocompromised, and those who interact with these groups — are strongly encouraged to wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask (e.g., N95, KN95, KF94).

Masks are not required at commencement ceremonies for participants or attendees. However, they are mandatory for passengers aboard UB buses and shuttles, per guidance from the governor and CDC. Complimentary face masks are available to riders upon request.