President Ambar answers the thorniest questions—2021 edition
In this video conversation, President Carmen Twillie Ambar addresses some of the thorny issues surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. She sat down with Vice President for Communications Ben Jones to discuss the outlook for the upcoming academic year. Find out why she’s optimistic that this year is on course to be completely different than 2020.
COVID-19 then and now
Keeping up with the most up-to-date information about COVID can be a full-time job. The public health advice on how to cope with this pandemic changes frequently. To apply the latest thinking to Oberlin’s layered strategy, Katie Gravens, Campus Health Coordinator, met last week with Dave Covell, Lorain County Health Commissioner, and David Hertz, Oberlin College Chief of Staff.
Update on vaccines
For the past several months, the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered under an emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. News reports now indicate that full FDA approval is imminent. With this in mind, Oberlin will require all students to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of the FDA’s announced approval. Students who have health or religious reasons preventing them from becoming vaccinated may fill out an exemption form and apply for special consideration. The process by which you can fill out the exemption form will be forthcoming.
ObieSafe Community Agreement
All students are required to sign an ObieSafe Community Agreement demonstrating their commitment to responsible participation in a residential educational experience that supports the health, wellness, and safety of all community members. An updated ObieSafe Community Agreement will be forthcoming.
Student Health summer hours
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