The health and safety of the university community remains UB’s highest priority. UB continues to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among UB’s on-campus population through its weekly surveillance testing program.
Guidance previously issued by the state required SUNY colleges and universities to transition to remote learning when they hit the 100-case threshold for on-campus cases within a designated two-week period. According to revised state guidance issued on Feb. 19, SUNY colleges and universities testing at least 25% of their total on-campus students, faculty and staff weekly, will not be required to pause in-person instruction unless their positivity rate exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period, in keeping with the recommendations of infectious disease experts and epidemiologists.
Going forward, UB will report testing and positive case results through the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker, which will provide a comprehensive overview of daily and weekly testing, and positivity rate data for UB’s on-campus community. Through the use of the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker, the university remains committed to providing the UB community with timely, accurate information about the prevalence of the virus at the university.