The University at Buffalo is committed to protecting the health and safety of the UB community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission. Ensuring the safety of the entire university community is paramount as UB responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and implements plans for a safe return to campus.
The following guidelines are being implemented across the university to help protect students, faculty and staff from spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Our guidelines are based on the most recent scientific research on effective methods for preventing the spread of COVID-19. They were informed by the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health and SUNY, as well as UB experts in infectious disease, laboratory medicine and public health.
Every element of this plan was developed with the goal of providing the safest environment possible for all members of the university community. Equally important is the role that each and every member of our campus plays in keeping one another safe. Described within these guidelines are simple but very effective measures that are critically important in mitigating virus transmission. These include wearing a face covering, frequent handwashing, adequate physical distancing and participation in daily health screenings. Your commitment to these interventions when on UB’s campuses and in the local community is essential and fundamental to a safe campus reopening.
Those who have been selected to participate will be notified via email and should report to one of the testing sites that have been established across all of UB’s campuses. For more information on how to prepare for your test, read What to expect if you’re selected for surveillance testing on UBNow.