Dear UB Students,
While spring break is historically a chance to relax from your academic studies, this year, the university is taking added precaution as it relates to your health and safety when planning international or domestic travel due to COVID-19.
As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel restrictions are quickly evolving, unpredictable changes during the week of spring break could impact your travel back to campus. The university cautions that students who choose to travel, may be subject to self-quarantine upon their return, as directed by the Department of Health (DOH) and the CDC. View the CDC’s current travel guidance.
In an effort to accommodate our campus community during this time, for students who wish not to travel, the university has arranged for access to residence halls and dining facilities during the week of March 14-22. To request your campus accommodations, utilize the Campus Living request break housing form by Wednesday, March 11.
Campus Dining will also be providing limited services during this period to accommodate those students who wish to remain on campus.
If you choose to travel, be aware of health and travel advisories for your destination. If your travels overlap with an impacted area, please consult Erie County Health Department upon your return to the Buffalo area for important next steps.
You can reduce your risk and help limit the spread of cold/flu by:
Students who are not feeling well are encouraged to consult with their family physician or UB Health Services, where the staff is prepared to answer questions and provide support.
If you are experiencing a hardship due to your change in travel plans, UB is here to help. Student Conduct and Advocacy can provide helpful support resources (emergency funds, crisis support, travel delays, etc.).
The university will continue to monitor COVID-19 and update you accordingly. UB Alert will notify students of changes to the university’s schedule or emergency plans. Information can also be found on UB’s COVID-19 information website, which includes helpful FAQ’s regarding health and safety, academics, and travel and study abroad.
We wish you a healthy and restful spring break.
Christina R. Hernandez
Interim Vice President for Student Life