Should I be concerned about positive covid-19 cases in the classroom?

COVID-19 is now entering what most public health officials refer to as an endemic phase.  There are still omicron variants of COVID-19 that are circulating and are believed to be more transmissible despite prior infection or vaccination.

Students, in classes, should take appropriate measures as needed to protect their health and people around them.  All students are strongly encouraged to be up-to-date on vaccinations.  This remains our best line of defense.

If symptoms develop, quarantine and get tested. If you test positive, report your positive test results to the university through the online reporting form and follow current CDC recommendations for isolation. You should also inform any close contacts. 

If you are a close contact with someone who developed COVID-19 follow current CDC recommendations based on your vaccination status.  UB does not plan on sending general notifications to classes based on recent positive cases in class.

Updated August 1, 2022

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