The University at Buffalo continues to offer a full schedule of in-person classes and a vibrant campus experience.
UB’s guidelines are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and SUNY. All members of the UB community are urged to familiarize themselves with UB’s guidelines and to stay informed of any changes.
As always, the health and safety of the UB community remains paramount. The university may adjust its health guidelines, as needed, based on new scientific evidence and the course of the pandemic.
The federal government and New York State have repealed the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workers; therefore, the COVID-19 vaccine is no longer required for health-related program students at UB. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that everyone in the U.S. be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination.
Please note that universal masking is dependent on CDC-reported community transmission rates, and may be reinstated if Erie County experiences a sustained increase in the number of new cases and/or if masking is otherwise recommended by public health authorities. Masks have been a highly effective strategy at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Remember: There are many reasons that individuals may continue to wear a mask, including those who are:
Please be kind and respectful toward others in our UB community.
UB will not require return-to-campus testing and will not require surveillance testing.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and masking is not required to attend events at UB. Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask in any campus space is encouraged to do so.
All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, should closely monitor their health, stay home if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested immediately.
If you have been exposed to the virus, or tested positive, you should immediately follow the CDC's precautions.
Students who test positive
If students need to miss class, an exam, work or an assignment due to illness and isolation, they must notify their instructor and/or supervisor as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours.
Employees who test positive
Any employee who receives a positive COVID-19 test result should immediately follow CDC's precautions and report it to their supervisor and to UB’s Office of Human Resources. HR will provide additional guidance.
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Students enrolled in clinical rotations or other placements off campus are advised to check with the clinical partner agency regarding its health and safety requirements.
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