Regionals Healthy Together Pledge

This year will be unlike any other at Miami University and Miami University Regionals. 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 Regionals and in our local communities. 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 campuses and resume fully remote operations. We must commit to the wellbeing of others. This commitment must remain intact on-campus and off-campus. 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 the following expectations.

Understanding the Risks

I know that by engaging in campus activities, attending classes, 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

I understand the risks of returning to campus and understand 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 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 my health care provider 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. 
  • Isolate myself at my home or place of residence 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 my healthcare provider. 
  • Participate in contact tracing if requested by Miami University, Butler County Health Districts or the Health Department where I reside.
  • Temporarily quarantine myself at place of residence after being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and remain until released by my physician.

I understand this Pledge is required as a condition of my returning to Miami University to engage in on-campus activities, including face-to-face instruction. 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 Regional Student Disability Services.