Update: February 28, 2022, 4:10 p.m.
Following a recent change in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 community levels, rapidly declining case numbers in Erie County, and high vaccination coverage on campus, Buffalo State College will lift its mask mandate in all indoor and outdoor campus spaces effective Wednesday, March 2. Masks will be optional for all members of the campus community and visitors starting on Wednesday, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
However, the federal government’s face mask requirement for health care settings and public transportation does remain in effect. Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that masks must be worn, regardless of vaccination status, while visiting the Weigel Health Center, the COVID testing center in Buckham Hall, while riding the campus shuttle, or while on board an NFTA-Metro bus or train.
Buffalo State will remain in close contact with our partners at the Erie County Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health, and the State University of New York as we enter this new phase of the pandemic. Should conditions or guidance change, we will make necessary modifications to our COVID-19 protocols and communicate those updates to our community.
To be clear, if any member of the campus community wishes to continue wearing a mask while in a classroom or office setting once the mandate is lifted, they are more than welcome to do so. Students in need of a face mask may visit the Campbell Student Union Information Desk. Faculty and staff members may request masks from Environmental Health and Safety via e-mail.
Of course, we continue to urge all students, faculty, and staff to become vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. The booster requirement remains in effect for all students; and faculty and staff must provide proof of a booster dose to be exempt from weekly surveillance testing. Schedule your vaccine or booster appointment today.
Thank you for your continued patience, diligence, and willingness to adhere to our community health and safety measures. Be well, Bengals!
Buffalo State College
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