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ObieSafe Weekly: January 12, 2022

January 12, 2022 5:30 PM

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Sign Up for On-Campus Booster Clinic

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Sign Up for On-Campus Booster Clinic

The college has partnered with Lorain County Public Health to hold an on-campus booster clinic on January 18 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and February 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hales Gym. 

All students, faculty, and staff are required to obtain a COVID booster shot by the start of the spring semester on February 19 unless they have a vaccination exemption. You must make an appointment to attend the on-campus booster clinic. There are 480 spots available at each clinic.

Remember to Upload Your Vaccine Cards

  • Students should upload vaccine cards to the Student Health Portal.
  • Faculty and staff should upload vaccine cards through the Human Resources Portal.
  • Those who have vaccination exemptions on file for medical or other reasons do not need to request a new exemption.

Campus Testing Statistics

In an effort to provide more specific and timely information regarding campus COVID-19 testing, data is updated daily on the ObieSafe page. Yesterday, 69 PCR tests and 11 rapid tests were administered on campus, and there are currently 16 students, faculty, and staff in isolation. For more detailed statistics visit the ObieSafe page.

On-Campus Testing Available Daily

The college is offering students, faculty, and staff PCR testing during the following times through Monday, February 14. Times and days for testing after February 14 will be provided after they are confirmed. 

If you are symptomatic, you must schedule an appointment. For a same-day appointment, text 440-308-6193. In your text, please include your name, whether you are a student or employee, and your T-Number. Those who text after hours will be scheduled for the following day.

Symptomatic testing times (appointment required):

  • Monday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Asymptomatic testing times (walk-in only):

  • Monday - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday -  9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Friday - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Testing times if you are unvaccinated and asymptomatic (walk-in only):

  • Tuesday - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

From the ObieSafe FAQ

Q. What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

A. You should:

  • Isolate for five days regardless of symptoms or vaccination status.
  • If after five days you do not have a fever, and other symptoms are getting better, you can end isolation and resume activities. Wear a mask for the next five days.
  • If you still have a fever or other symptoms after five days, stay in isolation until your fever is gone and other symptoms are better. If you live on campus and still have symptoms, reach out to student health for assistance evaluating whether you need to extend your isolation. When your isolation ends, wear a mask for the next five days.
  • If you have not let the ObieSafe team know of your positive test result, please reach out to them at obiesafe@oberlin.edu as soon as possible so they can arrange for the resources you need.
  • For additional information and details about Oberlin’s current testing protocol, see the Winter 2021-22 FAQ.

For additional information and details about Oberlin’s current testing protocol, see the Winter 2021-22 FAQ.


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