Enjoy Oxford and many businesses throughout town have signed the Butler County Safety Pledge, ensuring our residents and visitors alike that we are doing everything in our power to ensure your safety when you shop or eat in town. This means wearing masks, washing our hands, wiping down surfaces, providing hand sanitzer, and rearranging our business layouts to make physical distancing easier.
Oxford City Council voted on Tuesday, July 14th to pass an ordinance requiring Oxford residents and visitors to wear masks indoors (as well as outdoors if physical distancing is not possible).
Businesses will not be allowed to transact with patrons without masks. Patrons who refuse to wear masks could be charged with the ordinance and trespass. There are common-sense exceptions for those with medical conditions, and situations involving eating, exercising, etc. There's a $100 fine, but OPD will enforce only on scofflaw individuals and businesses.
For more details on this ordinance, read the City's webpage here.
On Tuesday, August 18th, Oxford City Council passed an emergnecy ordinance limiting "mass gatherings" to 10 people. This ordinance applies to any social gatherings whether indoors or outside, for any individuals who don't live in the same household. The ordinance exempts organized gatherings like businesses, schools, sportings events, weddings and funerals, and other First Amendment assemblies.
For more information on this ordinance, read the City's webpage here.
Upperclassmen and students living off-campus returned to Oxford the week of August 10th. In-person Miami University classes began Sept. 21st.
You can read more about Miami's plan for this fall by clicking here.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 2nd, masks will be required on the Miami University campus both indoors and outside. Details can be found here.
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