COVID-19 Campus Update | 10:53 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

  • Thank you, Miami for Rolling Up Your Sleeves. To date, we have at least 6,034 students and employees who have notified us that they are now vaccinated in the fight against COVID-19. Please see the information below on how to submit your vaccination information. Thank you for joining Ohio and our nation's immunization program. Vaccination is our best defense. To find vaccination clinics in Ohio, sign up online at GetTheShot website.
  • The City of Oxford changed its mass gathering ordinance, lifting its ban of outdoor-only gatherings of more than 10 people.  Indoor gatherings are still restricted to 10 guests.  All gatherings must still follow the mask ordinance and are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for gatherings. Check your lease to see if other restrictions apply and continue to practice physical distancing and wearing masks.
  • Our last Wellness Day is scheduled for Friday, May 7. The end-of-the-semester is extremely busy and can be stressful. Be sure to get proper sleep, eat healthily, and make time to exercise if you are able. Other tips can be found at Mental Health TopicsMental Health Videos, and Beat the Burnout.
  • University hosting of guests may resume but is limited to hosting for essential and strategic priority activities. Essential university hosting is limited to university guests and end-of-year student hospitality.  University hosting must be approved in advance by the appropriate divisional vice president.


  • At-home, self-administered antigen tests are available for pick-up May 6 - 17 for any Miami community member. These tests have been made available free of charge and can be picked up at the following locations during their regular hours of operation:
    • Armstrong Student Center - Information desk
    • King Library - Circulation desk
    • Recreational Sports Center - Reception/ProShop desk
    • Residence Halls - Check with your residence hall director
    • Regional Campuses Dean's Offices (Hamilton: 202 Mosler, Middletown: 135 Johnston)

Please note: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Student Health Services to set up an appointment at 513-529-3000. SHS is open during finals week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can learn more on the Healthy Together website under testing in a newly added FAQ section.

  • The Healthy Together Testing Program will continue at Harris Hall through the end of the semester. Students can expect to receive invitations to be tested up until May 7.
  • Faculty and staff, if you are fully vaccinated —both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine— please consider informing the university of your vaccination status using the following link. We encourage you to report your vaccination status as we monitor our need for more clinics in the coming weeks and months.
  • Students, if you are fully vaccinated, use the MedProctor Portal to share your documentation with the university. Doing so will allow your test result/vaccination record to be shared with the Miami COVID-19 testing and response teams, as needed, in order to exempt you from testing, isolation, and/or quarantine.


  • Miami adjusted its on-campus mask requirement. Our indoor mask requirement remains unchanged. Outdoors, masks are required when it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from those you do not live with, such as at events or when entering or leaving buildings.
  • More information about Oxford city ordinances is available online. Masks are required indoors. Masks are also required outdoors when you are unable to maintain six-foot physical distance from people who are not household members.
  • The Miami University COVID-19 Dashboard includes the latest information about COVID numbers on campus.

- COVID Response Team