See campus facilities improvements in progress; read the COVID-19 testing plan
Facilities improvements support a safe campus
College staff have been busy modifying facilities across campus to support a safe campus environment. Improvements include de-densification, plexiglass shields, sanitation stations, wayfinding signage, and more.
COVID-19 testing overview
Last month the college announced its COVID-19 testing strategy, which is one of the most intensive aspects of the approach to a safe campus. The broad-level testing results will be shared with the community each week in the ObieSafe Weekly email.
Testing will take place at the Williams Field House on campus. Faculty, staff, and students will be tested upon their arrival in August, beginning with faculty and staff during the first and second week of the month.
For more on the testing process, read the communication from President Ambar.
Policy on remote work for student employees
The Department of Human Resources released a policy on remote work for students. Due to the compliance complexities of remote work that exists outside of Ohio, the college has determined that it will maintain work for students only within Ohio.
Oberlin costume shop produces face masks
The COVID-19 quarantine put theater and opera theater on hold, but Costume Shop Manager Heather Brown has kept her sewing machine running.
Questions we’ve been asked
Q. Will students be allowed to leave campus during the term, such as for a family obligation, or even just a trip to Cleveland?
A. Yes, however safety guidelines and recommendations must be followed.
Watch a recording of the Cleveland Clinic webinar
In case you missed it—watch a webinar featuring panelists from the Cleveland Clinic that answers questions about safety, health, and the reopening of campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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