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

ObieSafe Weekly: April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021 5:15 PM

Office of Communications

Vaccine clinic dates and scheduling; webinar today

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

Coronavirus Testing Results
March 30 – April 5
New Tests 511
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.

Illustration

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Created for ObieSafe by Boston-based artist Beth Wolfensberger Singer P’19.
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Book cover. Choose your own adventure. You're the star of the story! Choose from 36 possible endings. Book title: The Mystery of COVID-era Obies. By 2020 and 2021. The cover art shows masked students running away from basketball-sized, flying coronaviruses near Memorial Arch.

Five arrows point to locations in the book pages, from near the beginning to near the end.

  1. The part where you had to choose whether to maintain six feet.
  2. The part where you contemplated skipping the mask.
  3. The part where you had a really good reason to slack, but didn't.
  4. You are here.
  5. The out-of-danger part is so close. Keep choosing wisely. Way better adventures await!

Vaccines clinic dates and scheduling link

Gymnasium set up for medical use.
The vaccine clinic will be held in Hales Gymnasium. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

As we announced Monday, the Oberlin vaccination clinic is ready to launch for students over the age of 18. Appointments are scheduled through Oberview. The following are frequently asked questions about where, when, and how to get the vaccine. Read the vaccine scheduling FAQs.

Where and how to upload your vaccine card

Students

  • Open your Student Health Portal by clicking on the link from the OC Student Health website or through Oberview (Medicat).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Faculty/staff

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

This week in photos: the study bowl

3 masked students site in a circle in the grass.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

Small groups of students in Wilder Bowl reading and enjoying the warm spring weather serves as inspiration in this week’s photo series. View the gallery.

Today: Vaccine webinar for students April 6

At 2 p.m. today, Oberlin will host a webinar for all Oberlin students with Dave Covell, Commissioner, Lorain County Public Health; Dr. James Anthony, FAAFP Mercy Health Select; and Katie Gravens, COVID-19 Health Coordinator. This webinar will kick off with a brief presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine, with a majority of the time dedicated to providing an opportunity for students to ask questions via the Q&A function in Zoom.

Registration is required. Your Oberlin email address is required. To register, please use this link

We kindly ask that only students register for this webinar. Q&A and potentially future webinars may be made available to parents, faculty, and staff. The purpose of this webinar is primarily for students to learn about the vaccine and to ask questions. 

Get in touch with the ObieSafe team

Have something to share in a future issue of ObieSafe Weekly? Email obiesafe@oberlin.edu with story ideas or information you’d like to have considered for publication.

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