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ObieSafe Weekly: July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Office of Communications

Remember to register for a webinar with Cleveland Clinic; what is contact tracing?

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

Reminder: Register for a conversation on Oberlin’s fall semester with Cleveland Clinic

On Tuesday, July 28, at 3 p.m. Oberlin will host a webinar that will include panelists from the Cleveland Clinic. This webinar will be dedicated to responding to questions around safety, health, and the reopening of campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. The webinar will largely be a question and answer session with senior leaders and three physicians from the Cleveland Clinic. You may pre-register for this event using your email account. Read about the webinar.

A student studies under a tree in front of the library
Photo credit: Matthew Lester

How has the pandemic caused you to experience the world differently?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant change to our daily lives and routines. It’s created many challenges, but it’s also provided some surprising opportunities. What have you been doing during this time, and what kinds of opportunities have you found? Have you developed a new skill or cultivated a new practice that you plan to continue with, even after this period ends? Record a quick video about your experience to share with the Oberlin community.

Questions we’ve been asked: What's contact tracing, and how does it work?

Find out how Lorain County Public Health finds and isolates new cases quickly to slow the spread of the virus. View the infographic.

A 3-D printer produces a face shield.
Photo credit: Chris Mohler

Staff and alumni use 3D printing to help fight spread of COVID-19

College staff and alumni are part of a number of individuals and entities using 3D printers to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and others on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. More on the effort.

Weekly tip: How to cope with anxiety in the pandemic

The Ohio Department of Health offers some ways to cope with strong feelings related to the pandemic. Find out how to help manage these feelings.

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.

Get in touch with the ObieSafe team

Have something to share in a future issue of ObieSafe Weekly? Email 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.