COVID-19 Campus Update | 10:30 a.m.

This is the last weekly update that the COVID-19 Response Team will be providing this semester. Thank you, Miami, for your efforts in keeping up-to-date on the latest safety protocols and pandemic news through our weekly emails. Be assured that our team is working through the summer on plans for the fall semester. We’ll send periodic updates, so keep an eye out for emails. We can’t wait to welcome all of you back to campus in August.

Vaccine Information

Did you get a COVID-19 vaccine? If you did, here are some benefits to you. Per recommended CDC guidelines, the following protocols apply to all individuals who have been fully vaccinated. A fully vaccinated individual is defined as two (2) weeks following the second injection (Pfizer or Moderna) or one (1) Johnson & Johnson injection. Guidance in this area will also be dictated by state/local health guidelines and local transmission rates and will be updated if CDC guidance changes:

  • Exempt from University’s surveillance testing program.
  • Following exposure to COVID-19, would not need to be tested unless symptomatic.
  • Following exposure to COVID-19, would not need to quarantine unless symptomatic.
  • Can interact with other fully vaccinated individuals without masking or physical distancing outdoors. Masks should be worn if unvaccinated people are present, or if you are uncertain whether all are vaccinated.
  • Not required to test prior to and following domestic travel.
  • Not required to quarantine following domestic travel.
  • Can visit with unvaccinated individuals from a single household, who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.

To find vaccination clinics in Ohio, sign up online at

  • 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. This is important as we look at planning for the fall semester.
  • Please note: There is no charge for this MedProctor service, though students have the option to purchase a membership, which will provide lifetime access to your personal health data that can be shared with others, as you designate.


  • 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.


  • 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