What are the guidelines for campus visitors?

Volunteers, adjunct faculty, tenants/affiliates residing in UB facilities, vendors, visitors and invited guests to campus who are otherwise not affiliated with the university are required to complete the Daily Health Check prior to their arrival on campus.

Effective Aug. 3, the University at Buffalo will require all students, employees and visitors – regardless of their vaccination status – to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings. This includes classrooms, hallways, libraries and other common spaces, as well as UB buses and shuttles. 

Vaccinated UB students, employees and visitors will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors on UB campuses, but unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear face coverings in all outdoor settings.  

Face coverings will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at outdoor events or settings where large groups of people congregate, such as at on-campus football games.  

The new policy is in accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Erie County Department of Health.

Hosts of invited guests must ensure their guests are aware of and follow university protocols. Off-campus guests, including non-residential university students, are not permitted to enter the residence halls. 

If you are visiting a UB campus and require additional accessibility features, you must submit a health attestation through this form. This must be completed for every day you are on campus. 

New signage has been added across campus both indoors and outdoors, promoting safe practices, indicating flow of traffic in buildings, and designating where traffic is restricted.

For events and gatherings on campus, the university will adhere to New York State guidelines, as well as recommendations from the CDC and public health experts. The number of people allowed at an event or gathering may change, depending on the degree of COVID-19 spread within the community.   

For information on what is expected of you before visiting campus grounds or buildings, see Health and Safety Guidelines: Protecting the university community

Updated August 2, 2021

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