Published September 2, 2020
As part of UB’s comprehensive efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the university has established a dedicated telephone line (716-645-1400) for students who have tested positive for the virus, providing support to them via a centralized referral service and allowing data regarding positive student cases to be tracked.
We understand that students may have questions and concerns as a result of a positive COVID-19 test result. Staff will provide important referrals related to health, housing and academic support. Faculty and staff who are contacted by students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should direct students to (716) 645-1400 where they can report their positive test and receive assistance as needed.
In addition, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs office will notify instructors of in-person courses if students in their classes have tested positive for the virus, are in isolation, and/or are required to quarantine. Instructors will be informed of the student name and end date of that student’s quarantine period, as well as detailed instructions regarding student privacy, academic continuity, and accommodations.
As UB continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the university community remains paramount. Detailed information regarding UB’s health and safety guidelines may be found at https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety.html. Please review the health and safety guidelines frequently and share with colleagues in your units.
At this early phase, we are pleased that students, faculty and staff have been diligent in abiding by university masking and social distancing guidelines, which are so important to protecting all members of our campus and broader communities. Thank you for your diligence and all that you are doing to support the university.
A. Scott Weber Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs