Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Planning the Return to Campus

President Crawford announced June 5 that Miami University will bring students, faculty, and staff back to all campuses, with fall classes beginning August 17. Safety remains Miami’s top priority and we are looking forward to a productive fall semester. We expect COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and are planning accordingly, and although no one can guarantee a campus that is free of persons who have the virus or are otherwise ill, we are making several important changes to help reduce the risks. Despite the University’s best efforts, it is impossible to eliminate the risk of positive cases or an outbreak on our campuses. We cannot guarantee that people present on our campuses will not be exposed to or become infected with COVID-19. The risk of exposure and possible infection is real and present in any community environment where large numbers of people are regularly interacting, including college campuses.

Campus Status - Summer 2020

The State of Ohio issued a Stay-at-Home order that began Monday March 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Higher education has been designated an essential business, and Miami has remained open throughout the pandemic. Only staff who have been directed to campus by their supervisor are expected to report as scheduled. All others remain in remote work status. Those working remotely are expected to maintain normal business hours.

Those employees reporting to campus are having their temperatures taken (or are being required to self-assess), wearing face masks in certain areas and practicing social distancing as much as possible. Each employee received COVID—Return to Work Phase 1 Guidelines which contained safety and other information, and many employees received additional requirements based on their individual job responsibilities.

For all other employees, we strongly encourage you to stay home, if you do intend to come to campus- even for a quick stop, you are required to take your temperature first, and if you have a fever, or otherwise feel ill, you may not come to campus.

Through the end of summer session, all classes will be delivered remotely. There are no on-campus classes. Faculty are strongly encouraged to teach from home if possible.

University face to face support services are closed, and have shifted to remote delivery.

Academic and administrative buildings are accessible by card swipe only.

Pulley Diner and The Emporium in the Armstrong Student Center are open for takeout dining for those students that have permission to stay on campus. All other dining halls are closed.

For any in the Miami community or their family and loved ones who have tested positive for the coronavirus, our hearts and thoughts go out to you and we wish you a full and speedy recovery. The Butler County Department of Health works to contact anyone believed to have been in close contact with an infected individual.

Summer Classes

With the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff always our top priority, we, like many universities, have decided to offer all summer classes online/remotely. During this time, we will be actively engaging the campus community to plan for safely returning to campus for fall.

Summer’s online classes will follow the typical, posted summer session schedule(s) — May 19, 2020 - August 8, 2020. We will also return to our typical grading practices and deadlines. For example, students will have the ability to select credit/no credit grading but only during the early part of the session.

We want to thank the entire Miami community again for adapting to this quick shift in the way we learn and teach and for continuing Miami’s educational mission during this pandemic crisis.


Miami Hotline and Other Numbers

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).