December 8, 2020 1:30 PM
Office of Communications

Looking for bright ideas during winter; schedule your January test appointment

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


Coronavirus Testing Results
December 1–7
New Tests 158
New Positives 3
% Positive 1.90%
More information on testing and test results is available at the ObieSafe website.

Greetings from Snow-berlin

Snow-covered scene.
Footsteps and animal tracks leave marks in Tappan Square following the first heavy snowfall. Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Looking for some bright ideas

Lights strung along tree branches in winter.
Photo by Yvette Chen ’16

We know that socializing will be a challenge during the cold winter months. Fortunately, Obies are creative and inventive—so we want to hear your suggestions for fun and safe activities when the campus reopens in February. Drop us a line at obiesafe@oberlin.edu, and your ideas will be considered.

Sign up for your January 2021 return-to-campus test appointment

Students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus this spring and do not have a health restriction precluding them from being tested must be screened for COVID-19. Please schedule your January 2021 COVID-19 test. You will receive a separate email to schedule monthly appointments when testing schedules are available for sign-up

Begin by watching this video tutorial on how to schedule your test. Beginning in January, you will schedule all of your COVID-19 tests through the COVID-19 Test Appointment Scheduling task in OberView. This new scheduling system allows you to view your own upcoming appointments and reschedule through OberView as needed. Sign up for one test for the month of January. You must schedule your January test by Monday, December 14.

Read more about what to expect on your test day.

Questions we’ve been asked

Q. What is the college planning to do to account for the lack of outside opportunities due to the colder weather?

A. We are going to make opportunities to play outside, and will pilot limited in-person indoor social gatherings. The Remobies virtual activities program is also available throughout the year.

Read more about extracurricular activities in the Spring 2021 FAQ.

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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