The best prevention for coronavirus, the flu, or the common cold is to practice good personal hygiene:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. It is especially important to wash your hands:
    • Before, during, and after you prepare food.
    • Before you eat and after you use the bathroom.
    • After handling cash.
    • More frequently when someone in your house is sick.
    • Before/after smoking/vaping.
    • Before/after using public computers.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm.
  • Frequently clean doorknobs, light switches, and other commonly touched areas with disinfectant wipes.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home from work or school if you have a temperature or are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

Read more about prevention practices and expectations for Miami Employees.

Flu Shots

It is flu and respiratory disease season. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine if you have not already done so this season, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

Thank you for doing all that you can to protect your health and the health of the Miami University community. We also thank you in advance for remembering to be kind: Some of our faculty, staff and students have family members, close colleagues and/or friends in places that are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and may need support.