Jacobs School COVID-19 Resource Site

Together, we are stopping the spread.

Social Distance. Wash Your Hands. Wear a Face Mask. Feel Sick? Stay Home.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences cares deeply about the health and academic progress of our students, as well as the safety of our faculty, staff and their families. We are committed to supporting the Jacobs Schoool community, working together to take the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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General Guidance

COVID-19: UB Planning and Response

  • Health and safety information for the university community
  • How UB is moving forward during COVID-19

Employees’ Return to Campus Guidance

  • Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Employee Health and Wellness during COVD-19
  • HR Guidance

Students' Return to Campus Guidance

  • Staying healthy together
  • Living and dining tips
  • Fall academic support
  • Get the most from your experience
Building Closed to the Public

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building is closed to the public until further notice.

Many employees are working from home. Call or email before attempting to visit offices in the building.

EVERYONE SHOULD PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GOOD HYGIENE

Everyone should practice social distancing and good hygiene. UB is asking members of the campus community to follow these public health recommendations to avoid the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with sick individuals
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cover your cough
  • Sneeze into a tissue
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others*
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay in your apartment or residence hall room when you are sick

For your day-to-day life in the coming weeks or months, this guidance translates to the following points:

  • Do not get together with groups of friends for parties, study sessions or hang outs. Even something simple like sitting on a couch with others to watch a movie goes against CDC recommendations.
  • Strictly minimize the network of people you maintain in-person contact with.
  • Limit shopping trips to those needed for essential supplies.
  • Avoid any unnecessary travel.
  • Continue to follow tips for frequent and thorough handwashing and sanitation of regularly touched surfaces.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Learn the CDC recommendations for what to do if you are sick.

*The CDC provides guidance for those wishing to make their own face covering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-n