How will UB notify the university community of any case of COVID-19 at UB?

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is the official source of information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UB or anywhere in the county. The university will work closely with the ECDOH if a notification is needed. 

  • The university will directly notify individuals who potentially have had contact with individuals so they can take steps to monitor their health, and quarantine if required.
  • UB at all times will protect the identity of those who test positive.
  • UB will work with DOH contact tracers to reach out to those known to have had contact.
  • UB will be transparent in reporting the total number of known cases on its website.

Per ECDOH protocol, neither ECDOH nor UB will comment on rumors of suspected cases or on suspected cases that may be under evaluation.

Updated August 12, 2020