Social and Physical Distancing

Students sitting on the porch of their residence hall socially distanced and wearing masks

signs on a meeting table show students where not to sit

Whether indoors or outdoors on campus, everyone should work to maintain at least 6 feet of space from others, even if wearing a face covering.

Signs will be posted in on-campus spaces noting the new reduced capacity of meeting rooms, classrooms, and common areas, but even within that reduced capacity, physical distancing is important.

In campus offices, physical barriers, such as plexiglass, will be installed to help maintain that distance.

For additional information, please refer to Miami University's COVID-19 Policy.


Hand Washing

a bottle of hand sanitizer and wipes

It is important to engage in frequent hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, and sanitizing of surfaces regularly:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as feasible.
  • Use hand sanitizer after interactions with people or objects, if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes into the sleeve or elbow, not hands.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (buttons, door handles, counters, workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, etc.) regularly. Physical Facilities will provide disinfecting wipes, or sprays for computer labs, classrooms, and public spaces for individuals to clean surfaces regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Refrain from shaking hands.