How is UB protecting its student-athletes?

Orange Zone Information

New York State has designated Erie County, where UB’s three campuses are located, an Orange Zone.

The university continues to follow New York State and SUNY guidance for higher education.

As planned, UB transitioned to remote learning after Thanksgiving break with the exception of clinical, laboratory or other activities required to obtain or maintain professional licensure, or research that must be conducted in person.

  • On-campus gatherings are now limited to 10 people
  • In-person student clubs and activities are suspended
  • Campus dining and food service operations are takeout only
  • UB Athletics activities continue as scheduled, with strict adherence to NCAA, Mid-American Conference and UB health guidelines.

Read information on UB's plan for when NYS designates Erie County an Orange Zone or Red Zone.

Student-athletes are required, along with all other members of the university community, to follow UB’s health and safety guidelines. In addition to the university’s guidelines, UB Athletics has put in place protocols for student-athletes, including a phased approach to training to reduce on-field and weight/conditioning room density. 

Student-athletes participating in varsity athletics at UB will adhere to additional best practice guidelines from the NCAA and the Mid-American Conference in order to reduce the spread of the virus among student-athletes and the university community

Individuals associated with any sports teams participated in baseline testing prior to their interaction with any players/coaches, as well as follow-up testing on a regular basis to monitor any asymptomatic cases that arise.

UB Athletics is monitoring symptoms and conducting daily temperature checks prior to entering any building or outdoor workout. Indoor workouts are currently masked and close contact interactions are limited to roommates.

If there are positive cases among student-athletes, the student(s) who tested positive will be immediately placed in quarantine for 10 days from their test date. Any exposures (roommate and or small group) will be in precautionary quarantine for 14 days.

Visit the UB Athletics FAQ page for information relevant to student-athletes, sports, prospective student-athlete campus visits and other topics.

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Updated October 29, 2020

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