Published February 26, 2021
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Revised guidance from the state requires SUNY colleges and universities to pause in-person instruction if their positivity rate, as indicated by weekly testing of at least 25% of their total on-campus population, exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period. Previously, the limit was 100 positive cases during a set two-week period. UB’s COVID-19 dashboard has been updated to utilize the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker, which provides a comprehensive overview of daily and weekly testing, along with positivity rate data for UB’s on-campus community.
Students are reminded that they must wear face coverings and maintain physical distance when getting together for group study, online learning or other activities in classrooms and study spaces. University officials are seeing an increase in students removing masks in these situations. Adherence to UB’s requirements on mask wearing and physical distancing at all times is in the best interest of everyone on campus.