COVID-19 Campus Updates

Mascot Swoop getting the vaccine from a Miami nursing student

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you to an exciting and robust academic year. The health and safety of you and all of our visitors are of utmost concern. Our COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. You can find details below. Please check regularly as we continue to monitor the situation.

Active Cases

Received in the past 14 days.

Student Positive Tests  |  74

Employee Positive Tests  |  19

Oxford Campus Status - Fall 2021

Regional campuses' status and plans

  • Miami Vaccine Requirement  With the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, we will now require every Miami University student, faculty, and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless exempted.
  • Get your vaccination — Because vaccination remains our most effective and important tool to fight the spread of COVID-19.
  • Mask and facial covering requirement — Miami University continues to monitor and respond to shifts in public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to COVID-19.
    • Face coverings are required indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except as exempted under the university’s COVID-19 policy (e.g. when working in your office alone, when in your residence hall room).
    • Those who are unvaccinated are expected to wear masks outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Buildings on all of Miami’s campuses are open. Buildings around campus have signage noting current COVID-19 restrictions; it is important to note the specific protocols for each individual building.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are expected and visitors are strongly encouraged to perform a basic symptom assessment before coming to campus and may not come to campus if they are ill, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have a temperature over 100.4 F.
  • Individual diagnostic testing — If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, Miami offers diagnostic testing for students, faculty, and staff at Student Health Services and the Employee Health Center. Contact the Health Services first to schedule an appointment for a test. To schedule: call 513-529-3000.

  • Free at-home antigen testing kits are available for all students, faculty, and staff during regular business hours.

    Since the launch of the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Tests, the FDA has extended the shelf-life (expiration date) of the tests to 12 months instead of 9 months or 6 months. Check the lot number on the box against the new expiration dates published in this letter from Abbott.

  • Travel The CDC is recommending that people who return to the U.S. from international travel should do the following:
    • If you are vaccinated, get tested with a PCR test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if you develop symptoms
    • Those who are unvaccinated should get tested with a PCR test 3-5 days after travel; stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    • Tests are available at Student Health Services in Harris Hall.

Your Shot to Win

Swoop, Miami's red hawk mascot, getting the vaccine from a Miami nursing student

Miami Students! Get the vaccine and enter for the chance to win prizes.

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Move-In Plans

Welcome to the Family sign hangs on the entry way of a residence hall as students carry their luggage in

Learn about plans for your safe arrival on campus and moving into the residence halls.

A call center will be open from 8 am–5 pm Aug. 17–20 at 513-529-9000.


Miami Hotline and Other Numbers

If you have other questions not answered on this site, please email COVID19@MiamiOH.edu for assistance.

The Miami University Health Services Information hotline number is 513-529-3003. This line is updated with the most current information as it is made available.

If you need to make an appointment with Miami University Health Services, please call 513-529-3000.

The Butler County General Health District phone number is 513-863-1770; the after-hours, emergency-only number is 877-774-4636.

The Ohio Department of Health call center is operating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).