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ObieSafe Update: May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022 12:15 PM

The ObieSafe Team

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Submission of False Positives

Reports of falsified positive rapid COVID-19 tests are circulating on campus. Submitting a self-reported falsified test result runs against Oberlin’s policies and demonstrates a lack of integrity. 

Any person found to have submitted a false report of a COVID-19 test will be referred immediately to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Submitting a false test impacts our on-campus community, and adversely impacts the county and community at large. Please consider the far-reaching impacts of such actions.

Lorain County Now Ranked High Community Risk

According to Covid Act Now, Lorain County is now at high community risk for COVID-19 transmission. So far, the number of new daily cases on campus has remained steady and overall, and the risk level for Ohio remains low. You can learn more about the ranking metrics on the Covid Act Now website. Continue to be diligent about wearing your mask indoors and staying home if you don’t feel well. To see where Oberlin’s numbers are, you can check the ObieSafe testing statistics page.

Be Diligent Ahead of Finals

Finals are just around the corner—take care to ensure your health and wellness so you are at your best. Wear your mask diligently when with others indoors and wash your hands. Be sure to also care for your mental health and reach out to campus counseling resources if you need to. 

On-Campus Testing Concludes Next Week

Friday, June 3, is the last day that symptomatic and asymptomatic testing will be available on campus in Hales Gym during published hours. Testing will not be available on campus during the summer. 

PCR test results take 2 to 4 days to be returned, so plan ahead if you need a test for travel or other purposes when heading to your summer destination. Rapid test results may not always be accepted by all airlines, venues, or travel destinations, so remember to check ahead of time for the test you may need.


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