COVID-19 Campus Update | 9:34 a.m.

Hello Miami community,

As we announced last week, our masking requirement will match the CDC’s community risk level for Butler County, and moving forward we will update the community about our status each FRIDAY through these emails and on our website.

Campus Status

This week’s status continues to be “low risk” and masks are not required indoors in most settings campus-wide. However, some faculty and staff may continue to request (though not require) that others wear a mask in individual classrooms, research labs, or offices. Please continue to carry a mask to wear in these situations to protect the health of vulnerable people in our community and respect the Miamians who make these requests.

Please review the FAQs for more information about the mask policy. Note that the signage on-campus buildings may not match current policies during this time of regular transition.

If you prefer to continue to wear a mask, you are encouraged to do so. A KN95 or N95 mask offers good protection for the individual, even if those around you are not in a mask. If you need these masks, please email; we have a limited supply for distribution.

Schedule Change

Upon returning from Spring Break, we will send our Weekly Covid Updates on Fridays instead of Wednesdays to announce the Campus Status that will be in effect beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. through the next week, unless otherwise specified. You will receive a reminder of this change in next week’s email (3/23), and Friday emails will begin April 1. 


Spring break begins this weekend. We encourage (but do not require) you to pick up at least two at-home antigen tests: one to use before you leave campus and another just before you return. At-home antigen tests are available while supplies last to those with a Miami ID on the Oxford and Regional campuses. 

Check your email for an invitation to participate in free surveillance testing from While your participation in surveillance testing is not required, it is strongly encouraged. 

Should you test positive for COVID-19, please complete the self-report form.

Quarantine and Isolation

There have been no changes to the Q&I process since our Feb. 23 update

Quick Links

Thank you all, and have a safe and relaxing spring break!

COVID-19 Response Team