The university continues to plan for scenarios ranging from a full return to on-campus instruction, to continuing distance learning, to modified in-person instruction in a safe campus environment. We will provide regular updates – and gather feedback from students, faculty and staff – as we monitor the pandemic and respond to guidance from public health officials. We will make a decision as soon as our planning concludes, potentially by mid-June, with the understanding that the university must also consider guidance provided by public health officials, state government and the SUNY administration. As soon as a decision is reached about the instructional format of the fall semester, it will be shared with current and prospective students, as well as faculty and staff.
UB employees who work in departments such as Facilities, Campus Dining, Environmental Health and Safety, and University Police continue to work on campus at a reduced capacity, and are following all local and state health and safety mandates and recommendations. “Non-essential” employees continue to work remotely. When there is a change in the governor’s directive, UB will implement a planned and phased approach for any changes in operations, services and the return of non-essential employees to the campus, with the goal of enabling the university to manage population density on campus while maintaining social distancing standards.
Updated May 18, 2020