COVID-19 Communications Resources

Use this shared content to share the most up to date critical information with your audiences with the latest updates.

Updated May 8, 2020


Latest on Coronavirus module

A callout with the latest headlines on UB's COVID-19 site.

  • Located in /content/shared/www/coronavirus/modules/audience-pages
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.

In author, you will only see the upper half with the orange callout, but the list of news articles will show on your published site.

Latest on coronavirus

Examples in Use

This component is available for use on non-UBCMS websites. > more details

COVID-19 Hotline module

A callout promoting the Erie County COVID-19 hotline.

  • Located: /content/shared/www/coronavirus/modules/covid-19-hotline
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.
COVID-19 Hotline

The Erie County Department of Health has created a hotline for COVID-19 related calls, including from travelers who have recently visited impacted areas: 716-858-2929

Example in Use

When to Seek Medical Attention module

A callout providing medical advice from the CDC.

  • Located in /content/shared/www/coronavirus/frequently-used-copy/warning-signs
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.
When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

-Trouble breathing

-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

-New confusion or inability to arouse

-Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency:

If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.

CDC Travel Advisories module

A callout with the latest CDC Travel Advisories linked to their website.

  • Located: /content/shared/www/coronavirus/modules/cdc-travel-advisories
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.
CDC Travel Advisories

CDC Travel Advisories are being updated and changed frequently. Travelers should visit the CDC's advisories website for the latest notices.

View the latest CDC Travel Advisories

Example in Use

UB Faculty Experts module

Lists of UB faculty with expertise on COVID-19 and the societal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Located in /content/shared/www/coronavirus/modules/covid-19-experts
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.

Social Distancing and Good Hygiene module

A callout providing critical personal safety tips.

  • Located in /content/shared/www/coronavirus/frequently-used-copy/social-distancing-good-hygiene
  • Deploy with Shared Content Reference.

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

Emergency Banners

These standard UBCMS components display the latest approved messaging during a crisis. They are placed on your website's header page, but also require a 'flush trigger' on your home page.

Automatically display the red 'UB Alert' banner on your site during a campus emergency.
Automatically display a yellow Issues Communications banner in your site header to communicate ongoing, university-wide concerns (e.g. COVID-19).

This component is available for use on non-UBCMS websites. > more details