Healthy Together Pledge

This year will be unlike any other at Miami University. The global pandemic will challenge us as individuals and test our community. 

It’s clear the COVID-19 virus will be with us for the foreseeable future. We will likely see positive cases at Miami - in residence halls, in off-campus houses and apartments, and in our local communities of Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester, and Luxembourg. We must act to both preserve and promote the health of our community. We each play a role in keeping ourselves and each other safe from the spread of COVID-19. 

Miami’s ability to keep our campuses open and operating in person depends on all of us. If we act only in our own self-interest, Miami may have to close the campus and resume fully remote operations. We must commit to the wellbeing of others. This commitment must remain intact on-campus and off-campus, in the classroom, and in the Mile Square. We must rise up to meet this challenge to stay healthy, together. 

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

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.

The Pledge (Oxford Campus)

Miami Regionals Healthy Together Pledge

This Pledge is required as a condition of my participation in any on-campus activity in any University building, including but not limited to face-to-face instruction, dining, and living in the residence halls.  

I understand the risks of returning to campus and know that I may be exposed to COVID-19. I pledge to take responsibility for my own health and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. In order to reduce my risk and the risk to others, I pledge to:

Engage in Prevention

  • Wear a face covering in all indoor spaces on campus (except my residence hall room, community bathroom, or dining hall when eating) and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible*. 
  • Practice physical distancing (6-10 ft 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.).
  • Limit personal indoor gatherings to fewer than ten people and engage in physical distancing.
  • Not host or attend gatherings/parties where physical distancing is not possible. 
  • Students should consult with their 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
    • Read the full list of up-to-date symptoms
  • Contact Miami Student Health Service 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 diagnosis from a physician.
  • Report any known or potential exposure to COVID-19 to the Student Health Service
  • Participate in contact tracing if requested by Miami University or the Butler County 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 University medical personnel.

I acknowledge that if I engage in repeated, non-compliant behaviors to 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 covering. 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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