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A syllabus week of unfortunate events

I’ve been in Oxford since Jan. 17, because I wanted to get moved in early. Then, I get a call from the Butler County Health Department. I’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID.


Where Miami students can get COVID-19 tests

In Oxford, students and residents have several resources available to get tested for COVID-19. With shifting availability at stores and limited supplies, though, it can be difficult to keep track of where to go for specific testing needs.

Two of McCullough-Hyde's ICU beds are currently occupied.

McCullough-Hyde’s ICU beds at 50% capacity

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU), which contains 4 beds, is working at 50% capacity, as of Jan. 26, said Michael Everett, president and chief operating officer of TriHealth. That number has dropped from its previous 100% capacity rate last week. 

With just less than 30% of the student population absent on Tuesday, Talawanda Middle School has opted to close its doors for the rest of the week.

COVID-19 case spike causes Talawanda Middle School closure

Talawanda Middle School (TMS) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week due to increased COVID-19 cases, according to an email sent to parents on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The email, sent by Talawanda Superintendent Edward Theroux, explained almost 30% of TMS’s students were absent Tuesday. 

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