Return to Work

As we begin to return to our campuses, it is important to understand we are facing challenges that will require us to quickly adjust from time to time as CDC Guidance and State of Ohio directives change. We will continue to communicate as quickly and as often as possible to provide guidelines and information that you can use to promote safe practices and a safer environment for co-workers, students and any others who may come to campus.

Guiding Principles

These principles and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are focused on the safety of our faculty, our staff, our students, and for the public with whom we interact.

Miami’s guidelines are aligned and consistent with the orders and guidelines of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the State of Ohio, the ACHA (American College Health Association) and Miami’s Safe Return to Campus Committee.

Your Wellbeing

In addition to the portion of the website that details “Your Miami Benefits During the Current Pandemic,” Your Healthy Miami account offers a COVID-19 Relief Kit to full-time employees.  The kit contains activities and a variety of resources to assist employees with subjects like nutrition, staying active, and keeping calm.

Miami University offers employees the following programs to assist employees in handling anxiety and stress:

Impact Solutions (EAP) Employee Assistance Program

Impact Solutions offers a wide variety of resources and services in addition to telephonic mental/behavioral health counseling. This benefit is available to ALL full-time and part-time Miami employees including anyone living within the household (i.e. foster children, grandparents, in-laws, etc.). Go to, enter “Miamioh” or contact Impact Solutions 24/7: Call 800-227-6007.

LiveHealth Online Psychology/Psychiatry

If you are a participant of the Miami health plan and you’re feeling anxious or having trouble coping on your own and need some support, you can have a video visit with a therapist using LiveHealth Online (a telephonic app associated with Anthem).  In general, appointments can be made in four days or less through:

  • Engage App
  • LiveHealth Online phone App
  • Or by phone at LiveHealth Online at 1-844-784-8409 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

If you are not a participant of the Miami health plan or not eligible to participate in the health plan, LiveHealth Online is still an option that offers transparent pricing for primary care and mental health services.  Registration is free and there are no monthly fees. 

You can utilize this app get help for anxiety, depression, grief, panic attacks and more.