Published July 17, 2020
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UB has released a comprehensive set of guidelines to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors on UB’s campuses. Developed by a committee composed of campus medical, infectious disease, laboratory medicine and public health experts, the guidelines are based on the most recent scientific research on preventing the spread of COVID-19. They will be implemented across campus and are effective immediately.
All UB students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to demonstrate their shared commitment to the health and safety of the UB community by pledging to follow the guidelines at all times while on campus.
The U.S. government has rescinded previously announced guidelines that would have adversely affected international students not enrolled in in-person courses for the fall semester. UB was among higher education institutions across the country that actively advocated against the guidelines, and it played a lead role in a New York attorney general’s lawsuit to rescind the directive.
A. Scott Weber shared several updates regarding the upcoming academic year, including an announcement that courses during the three-week session of UBThisWinter will be held remotely, with few exceptions.