In addition to getting vaccinated, what can I do to continue to protect myself and others?

If you have a cough or a cold, you should wear a mask, and always stay home whenever you aren’t feeling well. Even if you feel fine, you might give it to someone who does not feel fine.

Also, share your vaccine experience with family members and friends who remain unvaccinated. Hearing about your experience with vaccination may help them overcome their hesitancy to get vaccinated.

The overall safety of our community is directly related to the number of people vaccinated.

Masking, distancing guidelines

Masks are optional on UB’s campuses in most settings:

  • Students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to wear masks in most settings, indoors or outdoors. 
  • Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask in a classroom, office or any other campus space is encouraged to do so. 
  • Clinical health care settings: Masks are required in clinical health care settings on campus, such as Student Health Services, dental school facilities and testing sites.
  • Buses and Shuttles: Individuals will be asked to put on a mask while aboard UB shuttles to the Student Health Services center at 4350 Maple Road, near Sweet Home Road. Masks are not required on other buses and shuttles.
  • UB faculty, staff and students who work or learn at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers off campus must continue to comply with any site-specific regulations in place.

Remember: There are many reasons that individuals may continue to wear a mask, including those who are:

  • Unvaccinated 
  • Immunocompromised
  • Living with someone at higher risk

Please be kind and respectful toward others in our UB community.

Faculty and academic support staff, see Guidance for faculty and academic support staff.

Updated July 5, 2022

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