Miami University testing all students for COVID-19

Miami University testing all students for COVID-19
the president of Miami University says all Oxford students will be tested for COVID-19 at least once. (Source: Miami University Facebook)

OXFORD, Ohio (FOX19) - Due to an increase in cases, the president of Miami University says all Oxford students will be tested for COVID-19 at least once.

In an email to the Miami Community on Monday President Gregory Crawford says the increase, particularly among students living off-campus, must be reduced.

Crawford says they’ve decided to start testing for COVID-19 before move-in because so many students returned to Oxford early.

“This is a very critical week. It is vital for us in Oxford to achieve a downward trend in positive cases in our off-campus community before our planned in-person start,” Crawford said.

Each day, selected students will receive an email about scheduling a COVID-19 test.

Crawford says students who don’t schedule or take a test more than once won’t be allowed to go to face-to-face classes or use in-person campus services until a test is completed.

Students who refuse to take a COVID-19 test will have to withdraw from face-to-face classes this term and complete their remaining classes remotely.

Anyone who has symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone with symptoms can arrange a test at the Student Health Center by calling 513-529-3000.

Other options include McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at 513-523-2111, or McCullough-Hyde Urgent Care at 513-524-5522.

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