The vast majority of UB employees and students are members of the WNY community; they have the same obligation in their communities as they do on our campus.
UB is emphasizing to our students living on- and off-campus that they are expected to follow UB’s health guidelines when out in the community.
Students will be advised that they must adhere to NYS guidelines mandated by the governor, which require everyone to wear a face covering when outside their home if unable to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
UB will communicate these guidelines to students who live in apartments near the South Campus through its “operation doorhanger” program, which will deliver the guidelines to the residences of students.
UB has implemented a process of daily screenings (Daily Health Check) of all students, faculty, staff. visitors and affiliates* using chatbot technology, followed by targeted viral testing of those who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to undergo isolation for 10 days.
The Daily Health Check will ask, at minimum, whether the participant:
*Affiliates includes RF, State, UBF employees, adjunct faculty, volunteers, vendors, visitors and invited guests to campus.
Updated August 17, 2020