Healthy Together Pledge

This Pledge is required as a condition of my participation in any on-campus activity, including but not limited to face-to-face instruction, using dining or recreational facilities, and living in a residence hall.

Miami Regionals Healthy Together Pledge

Understanding the Risks

I know that by engaging in campus activities, attending classes, living and/or eating on campus, attending activities, and participating in sports and recreation or other student organization activities, I may be exposed to COVID-19 and other infections. I also understand that despite Miami University’s efforts to reduce the risks of COVID-19, I can still contract COVID-19 and/or other infections that can cause serious illness and even death. I will make efforts to stay informed of University COVID-19 related communications, as the University may modify guidelines and expectations as new information becomes available.

As a Miami student and community member, we ask you to take care of yourself and your community and pledge your compliance to these expectations.

Take the Pledge


Engage in Prevention

  • Wear a face-covering* (except in: my residence hall room alone or with my roommate(s), community bathroom, or dining hall when actively eating) including when outdoors. 
  • Practice physical distancing (at least 6 feet apart).
  • Practice frequent handwashing and hand sanitization.
  • Clean up after myself in common areas and classrooms (cleaning products will be available throughout common spaces and classrooms).
  • Comply with COVID-19 campus signage (directional, capacity, etc.).
  • Not host or attend gatherings/parties of more than 10 people. 
  • Consult with my health care provider and get a flu shot, if medically advisable.

Participate in Symptom Assessment, Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantine, and Isolation

  • Conduct daily symptom monitoring for the following symptoms and stay home from classes/activities if I am feeling ill:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Fever of 100.4 or higher
    • Chills 
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Body aches/muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Stay informed about the full list of up-to-date symptoms
  • Contact Miami Student Health Service or another medical provider of your choosing if I experience any symptoms above and follow their instructions, including testing for COVID-19.
  • Fill out the University COVID-19 reporting form if showing any symptoms above and/or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • Temporarily move to the University’s designated isolation location if I test positive for COVID-19 or have received a presumptive positive diagnosis from a medical provider, and remain until released by the Butler County General Health District.
  • Report any known or potential exposure to COVID-19 to the Student Health Service
  • Participate in testing as requested by Miami University or the Butler County General Health District.
  • Temporarily relocate to a designated quarantine location if deemed necessary, after being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and remain until released by the Butler County General Health District.
  • Follow all of the additional health and safety requirements of the state, county, City of Oxford, University, college, unit, or department. This may include participating in testing, self-quarantining, and contact tracing.
  • Comply with all Ohio Department of Health, Butler County General Health District, City of Oxford, and other public health orders, directives, and ordinances, including but not limited to Remain-in-Room, quarantine, isolation, face coverings, curfews, and mass gatherings.

I acknowledge that if I engage in behaviors that violate this Pledge, I may be referred to the Office of Community Standards for disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal. 

I have read, understood, and agree to comply with this Pledge.

*There may be university approved exceptions regarding the wearing of face coverings. Students who cannot wear a face-covering due to medical or disability-related reasons should contact The Miller Center for Student Disability Services.

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