Updated: April 28, 2023
The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expires May 11, 2023. Understand the changes as a continuing or new/prospective student at UB.
Revised April 17, 2023
The State University of New York announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandated for students to attend SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective for summer courses, which coincides with the official end of the national public health emergency by President Biden’s administration.
As COVID-19 cases are low in the region, Student Health Services has updated the mandatory mask policy for staff and students entering the facility at Maple Road.
Effective April 25, 2023: Masks are no longer required within our facility EXCEPT:
Please note that universal masking is dependent on CDC-reported community transmission rates, and may be reinstated if Erie County experiences a sustained increase in the number of new cases and/or if masking is otherwise recommended by public health authorities. Masks have been a highly effective strategy for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Persons may choose to wear a mask for any reason at any time in our facility.
The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expires May 11, 2023.
The requirement for private insurance companies to cover COVID-19 tests without cost sharing, both for over-the-counter and laboratory tests, will end.
However, coverage may continue if plans choose to continue to include it. Out-of-pocket expenses for certain treatments for COVID-19 may change, depending on an individual’s health care coverage. Most health insurance plans will continue to fully cover COVID-19 vaccines without a co-pay.
Persons should contact their health insurance providers if they want to know how their coverage for COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination will change.
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