Those in quarantine can’t leave their homes except for urgent medical needs.
“Decisions must be made swiftly in order to contain an outbreak,” said Jennifer Bailer, health commissioner of the Butler County General Health district. “Due to the large numbers of positive COVID test results and symptomatic individuals within this group, casting a wide net was the most prudent option as so many athletes have had high-risk exposures. This decision was made in collaboration with Miami University in order to try to contain further spread of COVID-19 both on and off campus.”
The Mid-American Conference announced Aug. 8 the postponement of all fall sports, citing concerns relating to the pandemic.
Miami University reported 12 COVID-19 cases during its first week of classes, which started Aug. 17 with all undergraduate courses online. Move-in for incoming freshman is the week of Sept. 14, with in-person classes scheduled to start Sept. 21.