Campus Bulletin: Current Students, Faculty and Staff, Parents, ObieSafe

ObieSafe: Update on COVID-19 On-Campus Testing

November 8, 2021 9:30 AM

Katie Gravens, Campus Health Coordinator

As President Ambar announced last week, Oberlin is expanding testing accessibility on campus. Testing will be available in its current location adjacent to the main gym inside of Hales Gymnasium, with prior approval, seven days a week at designated hours. Unvaccinated testing has moved to rooms inside of Hales Gymnasium - please follow the signs when you arrive for your next test.

Walk-ins are not permitted and will not be accommodated for symptomatic or exposure testing.

Sympomatic Testing

How to get a test if you are experiencing symptoms:

  • Call or email Student Health, 440-775-8180 or, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an evaluation regarding your symptoms.
  • On the weekend, email if you’re experiencing symptoms.
  • Once approved, go to Hales Gymnasium for your test at your designated date and time.
    • You will be told what day and time to test. Do not walk-in for your test! 
    • You will go to Testing Site A.
  • Students will be evaluated based on their symptoms and given further instruction if they need to take a COVID-19 test. 

Exposure Testing

How to test if you were identified as a close contact:

  • If you were identified as a close contact through Oberlin’s contact tracing, you will receive an email from a contact tracer. 
  • This email will instruct you if testing is necessary. Please do not go to the testing center if you are not told to test.
  • If a test is necessary, you will be given a date and time to test. 
    • You will be told what day and time to test! Do not walk-in for your test!
    • You will go to Testing Site A.
  • You MUST get tested on/within the date(s) provided to you by the contact tracer.

Unvaccinated Testing

Your location has changed within Hales Gymnasium.

Required testing for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff will continue on the following days and times each week. Please note the new location within Hales Gymnasium and this reduced schedule, and plan accordingly.

  • Follow signs for Testing Site B
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


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