We hope everyone enjoyed their spring break! During the seven to 10 days following spring break, we will be monitoring the general health on campus and reporting the statistics as we have been since the beginning of the academic year. Based on what is observed, there could be changes to ObieSafe protocols announced next week in ObieSafe Weekly.
If you believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 during spring break, you are encouraged to participate in testing 5-7 days after the date you were with that person. The testing center at Hales continues to offer asymptomatic and symptomatic testing seven days a week during published hours for all students, faculty and staff.
Indoor masking requirements
At this time, the only facilities at Oberlin where indoor masking is not required are those buildings operated by The Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Masks are still required in the bowling lanes, the exercise room at South Hall, and Hales Gym.
Booster eligibility if you had COVID-19
According to the public health information provided by the CDC, a person who has had COVID-19 is eligible for a booster shot once the symptoms are gone. Also, CDC strongly encourages people who have had COVID-19 to get boosted to gain the anticipated benefits of the additional protection from serious illness if you should become ill again. There is no public health information that states a person has to wait 90 days to get a booster.
Replacing a COVID-19 vaccination card
In the United States, the COVID-19 vaccination records have been collected at the county and/or state level. If you lost your vaccination card, you may be able to get a replacement card through the public health department for the county or state in which you got the shot. If you got your shot in our area, you can request a copy of the vaccination record by contacting Lorain County Request a Vaccine Card.
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