|The health and safety of the University of Miami community is paramount at all times, and especially now during the coronavirus pandemic.|
After determining that four students in Hecht Residential College had tested positive for COVID-19 this week, those students, and several others who have shown symptoms, were immediately removed from their floors and are in isolation in another location.
Out of an abundance of caution, the remaining 51 students on floors 7 and 8 in McDonald Tower are being required to quarantine for a short time in their rooms or at home until those students are tested and results determined. All testing will take place today. The students who are in isolation and those in quarantine are receiving continuous support from Student Health Service, University case managers, and Housing and Residential Life. The students are receiving all support services, including academics, and will be provided meal delivery.
Faculty who held in-person classes with students who tested positive will be contacted only if those students were in classes 48 to 72 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or receiving a positive test result.
The University of Miami has taken unprecedented steps to reengineer the campus to ensure physical distancing and create a safe environment. Facial coverings are required at all times, except when students are in their residence hall rooms.
Each student, faculty member, and staff member must do their part to protect both themselves and those people they come in contact with. Health-risking behavior will not be tolerated, and students who do not adhere to our guidelines are subject to sanctions, including suspension.