Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What You Need to Know


Campus Status - May 14, 2020

The State of Ohio issued a Stay-at-Home order that began Monday March 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Higher education has been designated an essential business, and Miami has remained open throughout the pandemic. Only staff who have been directed to campus by their supervisor are expected to report as scheduled. All others remain in remote work status. Those working remotely are expected to maintain normal business hours.

Those employees reporting to campus are having their temperatures taken (or are being required to self-assess), wearing face masks in certain areas and practicing social distancing as much as possible. Each employee received COVID—Return to Work Phase 1 Guidelines which contained safety and other information, and many employees received additional requirements based on their individual job responsibilities.

For all other employees, we strongly encourage you to stay home, if you do intend to come to campus- even for a quick stop, you are required to take your temperature first, and if you have a fever, or otherwise feel ill, you may not come to campus.

Through the end of summer session, all classes will be delivered remotely. There are no on-campus classes. Faculty are strongly encouraged to teach from home if possible.

University face to face support services are closed, and have shifted to remote delivery.

Academic and administrative buildings are accessible by card swipe only.

Pulley Diner and The Emporium in the Armstrong Student Center are open for takeout dining for those students that have permission to stay on campus. All other dining halls are closed.

For any in the Miami community or their family and loved ones who have tested positive for the coronavirus, our hearts and thoughts go out to you and we wish you a full and speedy recovery. The Butler County Department of Health works to contact anyone believed to have been in close contact with an infected individual.

Summer Classes

With the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff always our top priority, we, like many universities, have decided to offer all summer classes online/remotely. During this time, we will be actively engaging the campus community to plan for safely returning to campus for fall.

Summer’s online classes will follow the typical, posted summer session schedule(s) — May 19, 2020 - August 8, 2020. We will also return to our typical grading practices and deadlines. For example, students will have the ability to select credit/no credit grading but only during the early part of the session.  

We want to thank the entire Miami community again for adapting to this quick shift in the way we learn and teach and for continuing Miami’s educational mission during this pandemic crisis.


Latest Updates

  • Video Message to the Miami Community from the President | May 21, 2020
  • Message to Faculty and Staff from the Provost | May 21, 2020
  • Message to the Miami Community from the President | May 15, 2020
  • Message to Faculty and Staff from the Provost | May 15, 2020
  • Message to Faculty and Staff from the Crisis Management Team | May 14, 2020
  • Message to Faculty and Staff from the Crisis Management Team | May 8, 2020

Read more


Miami Hotline and Other Numbers

The Miami University Health Services Information hotline number is 513-529-3003. This line is updated with the most current information as it is made available. 

If you need to make an appointment with Miami University Health Services, please call 513-529-3000.

The Butler County General Health District phone number is 513-863-1770; the after-hours, emergency-only number is 877-774-4636.

The Ohio Department of Health call center is operating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).


Additional Resources

Butler County General Health District

301 S. Third Street
Hamilton, OH

513-863-1770
513-863-4372 (fax)

www.butlercountyohio.org/health