One of the most important things we can do is to work together to build and sustain a culture that takes our health, public health and the safety of others seriously. Students, faculty, staff and visitors must all follow a shared set of behavioral expectations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. We have a mutual responsibility to keep ourselves and each other safe.
Whether you are coming to UB for buisiness or leisure (e.g. walking your dog on campus grounds, a contractor or invited guest), all campus visitors will be required to abide by all campus safety protocols (including the use of face masks and physical distancing). 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.
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. This includes limiting large gatherings in both indoor and outdoor public spaces to no more than 50 people. For smaller events and gatherings, including arts and entertainment and other leisure activities, the university will adhere to New York State guidelines.
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 17, 2020