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

ObieSafe Weekly: April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021 4:15 PM

Office of Communications

New vaccination tracker; move-in and test dates for summer term

Obie Safe Weekly: Caring for Our Community. (The squirrel mascot is wearing a mask.)

Coronavirus Testing Results
April 20–26
New Tests 593
New Positives 0
% Positive 0.00%
The data reported here reflect Oberlin’s testing protocol only. Cumulative totals and information on testing procedures are available at the ObieSafe website.

Keep on moving

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Created for ObieSafe by Boston-based artist Beth Wolfensberger Singer P’19.

Research-Based Ideas for Moving the Bod While Staying COVID Safe

4-panel illustration.

Panel 1 : Procrastination Micro-Faux 'Sco

Unproductive or fuzzy-headed? Dance it off for a couple of songs. Even a short stint of exercise enhances brain function. (A student dances next to the desk in their room.)

Panel 2: Quick Heart Test

Find your favorite Oberlin stairs. See if you can climb 60 steps in less than a minute. That indicates good heart health. (Someone walks up the steps of the Kohl building, saying "I'm the Stair Master.")

Panel 3: Two-fold Memory Capture

Enlist a friend to film you walking your common paths around campus this year, for family that didn't get to visit. Exercise improves memory by boosting blood flow. (Two peoplewalking. The one recording on their phone says, "Can we remember to do this for me, too?)

Panel 4: Arb-itrary Stroll

Walk the Arb, watching for birds. Extra points for spotting long-tailed ducks. (Two ducks on a pond. The one with a long tail says, "A 2008 study showed that students who walked in an arboretum did better on memory tests than those who walked in a city. What do you think of that?" The other responds, "I think you're showing off. But nice tail.")

Go the distance to reach our vaccination goal

37 percent of campus vaccinated. Goal is 80 percent.

As of April 26, 1,007 vaccine cards have been uploaded and approved. Remember to upload your card after you’ve had your final dose. See how close the campus is to reaching its goal.

Move-in and test dates for summer term

Plants along the wall of a brick building.We are excited to welcome back the sophomores and other students who studied remotely so far this year. Testing and move-in will occur May 20 and May 21 for students returning to campus for the summer term. Read about the required actions for move-in and testing.

Self-care snapshot: managing wellness

8 circles representing the dimensions of wellness.The pandemic created a number of changes that compromised holistic wellness as well as our options for managing it. How well are you doing regarding self-care? Complete this "self-care snapshot" to find out and explore how you can improve it, and learn about the eight dimensions of wellness.

Commencement: required steps for grads

Oberlin is hosting an in-person celebration on Friday, May 14, with two ObieSafe ceremonies: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Class of 2021 will be split between the two celebrations alphabetically with graduates from both the Conservatory and College. To participate, you will need to do a few things to ensure the safety of yourself and our campus community. Review the required steps to participate.

How to upload your vaccination card

Students, faculty and staff who are two weeks post-vaccination (after two doses of Moderna/Pfizer: or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) should upload their vaccine card as soon as possible. This documentation will establish the percent of campus herd immunity, which indicates that a large part of the campus is protected. The information facilitates decision-making regarding return to “normal” activities.


  1. Open your Student Health Portal by clicking on the link from the OC Student Health website or through Oberview (Medicat).
  2. Click on the IMMUNIZATION tab, click Enter Dates, and scroll down to COVID-19 vaccine. Enter the date(s) you had the vaccine administered. SUBMIT.
  3. Take a picture of your immunization card given to you at the time of vaccination. Click on the UPLOADS tab, select Immunization record, click Select File and choose the verification of your COVID-19 vaccine to submit. UPLOAD.


  1. Take a picture of your COVID-19 vaccination card and save it to your computer or Android device (Note: You cannot use an iPhone or iPad to submit your card).
  2. Navigate to OberView in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer from a computer or Android device and click on the Upload COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card task.
  3. Read the instructions, fill out the form, attach the image of your card, and click Submit.

Once reviewed by Human Resources, you will receive a notification that your card has been accepted or rejected. Rejection reasons may include attaching the incorrect image, the image being unreadable, or entering vaccination information on the form that is different than what is on the card.

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