COVID-19 Campus Update | 9:57 a.m.

Each week, the COVID-19 Response Team will be providing a university-wide update on the pandemic and campus operations on Wednesdays by noon. 

New this week

Good job, Miami! The number of positive tests identified through student surveillance and wide-net testing remains low, with just under a 1% positivity rate, and we have only had one residence hall floor classified as “purple” so far. The steps we are all taking are working, and we need to keep those efforts going, especially with the cold weather that is keeping us indoors more often. Show up for testing when asked, keep your face-to-face social networks small, and keep taking basic health precautions, like masks and hand washing.

Latest data

The Miami University COVID-19 Dashboard includes the latest information on positive tests for students and employees; usage of quarantine and isolation rooms; and the color coding for individual residence halls. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back to see a snapshot of the campus’s status.

Wellness Days

The first Wellness Day is today, Wednesday, Feb. 17. As an alternative to Spring Break, five wellness days have been designated for students.  Staff will follow their normal work schedules for each of these days.  Later in the spring semester, staff will be encouraged to explore various resources offered by Human Resources and its partners. Each of the 5 dedicated days will showcase opportunities to explore the 8 dimensions of wellness: Social, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational, Intellectual, and Financial. Learn more online at the Wellness Days website.


If you test positive for COVID, please be sure to fill out a self-report form right away. You will learn your results more quickly than we will, so filling out that form will allow us to offer you services more efficiently and begin contact tracing to protect others.

Please continue to wear masks, maintain six feet of physical distance, avoid large gatherings, and wash your hands frequently.

- COVID Response Team