Covid Conversations; update on vaccine distribution
The data reported here reflect Oberlin’s testing protocol only. Cumulative totals and information on testing procedures are available at the ObieSafe website.
Caring is timeless
Spacing for indoor dining, as demonstrated via Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks"
A re-creation of Hopper's classic painting of an urban diner at night, with dialogue bubbles. An Oberlin pennant is affixed to the wall above the kitchen door, and the worker behind the counter is wearing a COVID mask.
At one end of the counter, a man sits close to a woman. The man says, "Is this right?" She replies, "Nope. Total fail. Infection city. Six feet, please." A lone man several seats away says, "No issue over here." The worker says, "Gotta have persistence on the distance existence, cats" (followed by musical notes). He then says, "Sorry. Possibly too much coffee."
Jen Snowden ’21 and Sophia Garcia ’21 from the Peer Support Center are back for another convo about navigating campus life in the pandemic. In this conversation, they clarify the differences between ObieSafe guidelines and the Student Senate’s harm reduction campaign. Watch the video.
Update on vaccine distribution
Oberlin College has requested to become a vaccine distribution location. Once the college receives approval from the Ohio Department of Health, the college will follow state vaccination guidelines for distribution (COVID-19 Vaccination Program). Read the latest update and frequently asked questions about the vaccine and planned distribution.
ObieSafe in the lab
Meet Katie Gravens
Katie Gravens has a multifaceted role as the COVID-19 campus health coordinator, earning her the moniker "Covid Katie." Learn more about her in this Q&A.
Reminder: Students must submit an exception request for travel
Students who are on campus for the semester are not permitted to travel outside of greater Cleveland, except in urgent circumstances. If students with emergencies requiring travel wish to return to campus, they must submit an explanation and return-to-campus COVID-19 safety plan to the Dean of Students office for approval before leaving. Read the temporary travel policy.
Anxiety Toolbox and mindfulness workshop
Feeling anxious about COVID, the future, social situations, or just in general? Check out the Anxiety Toolbox offered by the Counseling Center. And if you’re interested in learning how to bring mindfulness and present-mindedness to your daily life, try a workshop on Recognition. Insight. Openness (RIO). Sign up here.
Museum is open for spring term
The Allen Memorial Art Museum is open for visitors in the Oberlin College testing system. During the spring term, building hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ObieSafe protocols are in place. Remember to use the courtyard entrance and have your Full Measure pass and OCID number ready. See the new exhibitions.
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