A COVID Update from President Ambar and Dave Covell of Lorain County Public Health
President Carmen Twillie Ambar discusses Oberlin’s high vaccination rate and policies on contact tracing, testing, and masking. Dave Covell of Lorain County Public Health then answers questions about testing after traveling, measures to take if symptomatic, the Omicron variant, and thinking about COVID long term.
COVID-19 Booster Clinic is Full
The COVID-19 Booster Clinic that is scheduled for December 16, 2021 on Oberlin’s campus is full. Walk-in appointments will not be accommodated.
There are many other places in the Oberlin area where you can receive a booster:
- See the Lorain County Public Health list of health department clinics.
- Visit the Ohio Department of Health vaccine website for other vaccine providers.
Isolation and Quarantine During Upcoming Break
Please take extra care prior to the break to avoid exposure to COVID-19. According to national and local board of health recommendations and ObieSafe policies, any student who requires isolation or quarantine prior to winter break is to remain on campus until Student Health Services clears them for travel. Isolation is required for those who test positive for COVID-19. Quarantine is required for unvaccinated individuals who are close contacts of a positive person.
Isolation and quarantine limit exposure of others to COVID-19. Traveling and being in public may potentially infect others.
Students who opt to leave isolation or quarantine without the approval of Student Health in violation of ObieSafe policies may receive a warning letter for non-compliance. Student Affairs will review each case on an individual basis.
Everyone should be diligent about wearing a mask indoors at ALL times to decrease the risk of exposure. Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you are with someone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, wear your mask and maintain distance.
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