UB has set new protocols to maintain the well-being of the approximately 1,500 students expected to live on campus for the rest of the semester.
Infectious disease expert Timothy Murphy says the 1918 influenza pandemic holds important lessons for implementing early interventions in communities.
UB is working closely with county health officials to reach out to any students, faculty or staff who may have come into contact with the individual.
All non-essential employees are encouraged to work remotely, if possible.
Human Resources provides criteria for employees who may wish to work from home due to COVID-19 concerns.
The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County are not believed to be directly connected to the UB community.
UB will remain open and all campus operations will continue without interruption.
The action follows SUNY guidelines prompted by COVID-19 concerns.
UB health communication expert Janet Yang offers tips for keeping the public informed, not alarmed.
UB is increasing its efforts to prepare for and respond in the event that cases of the infectious disease become more widespread and directly impact the university.
Following the guidance of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and SUNY, UB has directed its students who are studying abroad in countries impacted by COVID-19 to return to the U.S.
The disease, now formally known as Covid-19, is expected to impact both domestic and international enrollment.