Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides guidance for those who either test positive, have symptoms, or have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
If you are ill, or have concerns that you may have COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, you can contact Health Services at 716-829-3316 for a telehealth visit with a medical provider.
Other health care needs unrelated to COVID-19 can be addressed at Health Services. Telehealth visits are safe and convenient for the management of acute and chronic medical issues, preventive health screenings, prescription medications, and specialty referrals. In-office evaluations and services such as immunizations are available to students when needed.
The CDC has several resources for what to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19. When directed by your health care provider, please consult this resource:
Isolation is necessary for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and for those who tested positive for COVID-19, even if they have no symptoms. It means staying home until it is safe to be around others. At home, stay in a separate room from others in your household, and use a separate bathroom, if possible. Avoid contact with other household members and pets; don’t share personal items like eating utensils and towels; don’t share food or drink. Wear a face covering when you are around other people in your home. Clean and disinfect your own bedroom and bathroom, if possible. Do not leave your home, except when medical care is needed. Do not visit public places and do not use public transportation.
View frequently asked CDC questions about isolation.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
View frequently asked questions concerning quarantine process and support at UB.
If you experience these symptoms*, seek emergency medical attention immediately:
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If this is a medical emergency notify the dispatcher that you have COVID-19 or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Put on your facemask before emergency medical services arrive:
University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main Street, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564
UB's Health Services is unable to provide information about the NY State Department of Health’s COVID vaccination clinics being held at Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus. For information about these clinics, including eligibility and to make an appointment, please call the NYS Health Department’s COVID vaccine hotline phone number: 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX) or refer to their website.