UB will partner with Upstate Medical Center to implement the program of randomized testing of faculty, staff and students using their saliva.
The cases involve two students from the Jacobs School and one non-medical school faculty member who has been working remotely.
To properly sanitize high-traffic areas, custodians are using disinfectants certified by the EPA for use against the virus that causes COVID-19.
The policy created by Student Conduct and Advocacy is one element of a larger initiative to revise health and safety guidelines for all aspects of campus life.
Faculty and staff advocates will ensure the UB community is well-informed about the university’s expectations for reopening.
All UB faculty, staff and students are required to complete the virtual Daily Health Check every day, whether or not they plan to visit campus.
New communication tactics aim to raise awareness of the importance of complying with UB’s official health and safety guidelines.
The data collected can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong, which can be enough to prompt a test, UB engineer Albert Titus says.
Health and safety measures for the fall semester include mask-wearing, blocking every other seat and daily disinfection of vehicles.
The new measures aim to help students living on campus stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming fall semester.
Panelists at the virtual session update faculty and staff about the protocol changes in the wake of the pandemic.
A comprehensive literature review by UB neurologist Gil Wolfe suggests the virus can cause and exacerbate neuromuscular symptoms in some patients.