SPPS Forward

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to protecting the health and safety of our SPPS community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission.

The following university and school guidelines have been established to help ensure the health, success and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests. New information will be posted here when available, so please check back often.

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  • Evaluates COVID-19 symptoms and exposure
  • Part of UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines
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Quarantine No Longer Required for Fully Vaccinated Persons or Persons who have Recovered from COVID-19 Infection


The university will follow Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) quarantine recommendations for fully vaccinated persons or persons who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving the full vaccine series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. An individual who is considered fully vaccinated may be exempt from quarantine for up to 90 days (see ECDOH guidance). ECDOH contact tracers added vaccination status questions to their case investigation scripts, and will confirm how vaccination may affect quarantine when speaking with close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

If a person received the full vaccine series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and is (1) exposed to an individual who tested COVID-19 positive or (2) traveled to a U.S. state other than those contiguous to New York and remains asymptomatic, that person will not need to quarantine under the criteria specified on the ECDOH COVID-19 web siteDownload pdf.

Additionally, a person who recovered from a COVID-19 infection and remains asymptomatic will not need to quarantine under the criteria specified on the ECDOH COVID-19 web site.

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UB Student Guidelines and Updates

UB launches website to find COVID-19 vaccine appointments

WNY Vaccine Hound is a critical community resource that serves as a one-stop website that lists vaccination appointment openings in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara and Erie counties.

Additional Resources

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Everything you need to know for a safe spring semester.

The University at Buffalo is a community, like your hometown, and as a community all members will need to adhere to public health guidance as it relates to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections. 

Policy guidance for F-1 & J-1 students.

Consistent access to nutritious food is a necessary part of being a successful, healthy student. Should you experience an unanticipated hardship, we can help connect you to groceries.

Weekly digest with COVID-19 and other important news updates and resources for faculty, staff and students.

There are many sources of support for students experiencing stress or anxiety, including counseling services and crisis resources.

Academic Success and Remote Learning Support

Find answers to common questions and to access resources you’ll need throughout the semester.

Touchdown spaces are temporary workspaces for students on the go. Use UB’s touchdown spaces if you need a place between remote and in-person classes, want to get your work done on campus or like the structure of an organized workspace. UB’s touchdown spaces are equipped with desks, chairs, outlets and internet access.

Students can now print from kiosks that are more convenient, environmentally friendly and touch-free!

SPPS Student Guidelines and Updates

Illness and COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines:

Additional Guidelines: