Introducing ObieSafe Weekly, your resource for health and safety on campus.
What is the ObieSafe Weekly?
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing change to our lives, and to life at Oberlin, at a furious pace. ObieSafe is the college’s comprehensive campaign to give you the information you need to stay healthy, adapt to changes large and small, and help your fellow Obies thrive.
The ObieSafe Weekly gathers the most important news of the week in one place and makes it easy for you to stay up to date and pursue the information you most need. ObieSafe Weekly will bring you the latest COVID-19 test results on campus; provide practical news and tips for your daily life; connect you with deeper campus and public resources; feature student, academic and leadership voices; and give you a peek at the way other Obies are helping the college and the world grapple with this historic challenge.
It’s safer than a hug, more fun than a facemask, and as close as the nearest screen.
Take a sneak peek at ObieSafe campus signage
The Office of Communications has created a suite of safety and informational signage to complement the ObieSafe campaign. Soon, these signs will be posted campus-wide to encourage safe and healthy behaviors.
PALs discuss keeping one another safe
As students return to campus this fall, keeping one another safe will be a community effort. Hear from PALs about how Oberlin students are well-positioned to unite and help keep the campus safe. PAL director Nathan Carpenter ’20 leads a discussion with seniors Julia Rohde, Zareen Kang, and Khalid McCalla. Watch the conversation below ⬇︎
What will COVID-19 testing look like?
As part of the safety measures in place for the campus reopening as well as the academic year, members of the college community will be tested for COVID-19 each month. Testing will take place in the field house, and the schedule of appointments for testing will be released shortly. Mercy Allen will administer the program in conjunction with Tempus, a testing laboratory based in Chicago. This video from Tempus takes you step-by-step through the testing process.
Get in touch with the ObieSafe team
Have something to share in a future issue of ObieSafe Weekly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with story ideas or information you’d like to have considered for publication.
ObieSafe Weekly provides the news, information — and the occasional smile — we all need to navigate the pandemic and help our community thrive. Find the tools you need in your inbox every Tuesday at noon.