“Thank you for your participation in helping to keep the Miami community healthy and safe,” said Jayne Brownell, vice president for student life at Miami.
Miami officials declined to comment or offer further details Monday.
But according to the school’s statement all students must decide by this coming Friday whether they will take classes in-person, or via a hybrid schedule or entirely remotely from home during the spring semester.
“Please note that if you choose to return to campus in person this spring, you must agree to (school policies regarding testing) … and you must participate in Miami’s COVID-19 Testing Program, both at entry and throughout the semester,” wrote Brownell.
She said “if you have tested positive for and recovered from COVID-19, you should submit your results through MedProctor by January 14 (even if you submitted them via email previously).”
“TriHealth will review your documentation to determine if you are exempt from arrival and ongoing testing throughout the spring.”
In a normal school calendar year, about 16,000 live on or near campus while attending classes on the Oxford campus. But less than half of the on-campus enrollment chose to live in residence halls during the fall semester.