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.
In the event that infection becomes more widespread in the local community and/or campus, widespread testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection may be recommended in order to identify cases for isolation and to guide aggressive contact tracing and quarantine as appropriate. Both of these measures would mitigate further spread.
UB is pursuing a strategy to offer timely testing or specimen collection for on-campus students, faculty and staff experiencing symptoms.
Updated August 17, 2020