COVID-19 Campus Update | 12:20 p.m.

Vaccinations continue to be our strongest tool to fight the COVID-19 virus. Get vaccinated now. We have a number of clinics, located at the Armstrong Student Center and Health Services on the Oxford Campus, to provide you with the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.

Report your vaccination status

Even if you received your vaccine through Miami’s vaccination clinics, you must upload your vaccination information through the following portals:

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions 

The COVID-19 vaccine exemption process is now available for students and employees who want to apply for a medical or non-medical exemption from Miami University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement. More information about the exemption processes and some frequently asked questions are available on the COVID-19 Vaccine and FAQ website

Students must first complete a brief Healthy Together 2021 educational module to access the exemption form. The module will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The exemption form is available upon completion of the module. There will be a separate form and review process for medical exemptions/deferrals and non-medical exemptions. 

We expect exemption requests to take 10-14 days or longer to review. The deadline for submitting a request for exemption or deferral is October 15, but you should act now to avoid any delays. Registration holds will be placed on the accounts of students who have not submitted proof of vaccination or received approval for an exemption or deferral. A hold may prevent you from registering for spring semester classes.

Employees must request an exemption through a separate process using one of the following forms: 

Students and employees who are not vaccinated will be required to participate in the University's testing program and will be required to quarantine for 10 days if they are determined to have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. 


Surveillance Testing

If you receive a notice to schedule a test, you will have 48 hours to complete your test to remain in compliance with our COVID policy, so be sure to check your email daily. It’s important that you keep your appointments. Students who miss multiple appointments may be subject to sanctions through our Code of Student Conduct. We are testing both on- and off-campus students at this time.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 dashboard numbers report the results from the Oxford Campus Student Health Service (SHS) and Employee Health Center (EHC), the Butler County General Health District, Move-In testing, and self-reported cases. Butler County General Health District also regularly reports on summary statistics about COVID-19 on their website. They are reporting the community transmission in the county is high. 

FREE At-home Antigen Kits

Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 home antigen testing kits are free for all students, faculty, and staff, and are available at Armstrong Student Center, King Library, Recreational Sports Center, Residence Halls, and Regional Campuses Dean's Offices. Please note the FDA has extended the shelf-life (expiration date) of the tests past the date listed on the test.

-- COVID Response Team