Is UB's HVAC system safe?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, University Facilities has continually monitored guidance from the CDC, NYS Department of Health and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professional associations, and made recommended adjustments to campus HVAC where feasible to ensure optimal indoor air quality. These adjustments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Upgrading filters
  • Increasing the amount of supplied outside air
  • Extending the run times of occupied building settings
  • Balancing temperature, static air pressure, and humidity conditions 

For individuals who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, getting vaccinated remains the most effective method of preventing COVID-19, and continues to be the most significant action that can be taken to protect the health of individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Read more about how UB's department of Environment Health and Safety is addressing HVAC concerns here.

Updated August 2, 2021

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