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ObieSafe Weekly: March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 5:00 PM

Office of Communications

Ohio vaccine eligibility; campus safety behind the scenes

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

Coronavirus Testing Results
March 16–22
New Tests 669
New Positives 1
% Positive 0.15%
The data reported here reflect Oberlin’s testing protocol only. Cumulative totals and information on testing procedures are available at the ObieSafe website.

Let's make it 100 percent

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Created for ObieSafe by Boston-based artist Beth Wolfensberger Singer P’19.

The Pigeons of Finney Chapel Discuss Things

Front exterior of Finney Chapel. Five pigeons stand on ledges and around the circular window. The window is shaped like a pie chart, mostly red with one slice yellow. Dialogue follows.

Stats Pigeon: 88% of Oberlin students on campus are using the daily symptom survey. (Points at the window.)

Positive Vibes Pigeon: That's great!

Striver Pigeon: True, but we could do better. (Extends wings.)

Wary Pigeon: Hey, was that window always a pie chart? (Scratches beak.)

Hungry Pigeon: Did someone say pie?

Ohio vaccine eligibility: frequently asked questions

Beginning March 29, any Ohio resident over the age of 16 is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The following are frequently asked questions we have received regarding the new vaccine announcements. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Nice shots

Two people get shots at a clinic.
Assistant to the President Jennifer Bradfield, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine alongside President Carmen Twillie Ambar. Photo courtesy of President Ambar.

Senior staff and faculty proudly share their vaccine selfies. View the gallery.

Vaccine webinar for students on April 6

On Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m., Oberlin will host a webinar for all Oberlin students with Dave Covell, Commissioner, Lorain County Public Health; Dr. James Anthony, FAAFP Mercy Health Select; and Katie Gravens, COVID-19 Health Coordinator. This webinar will kick off with a brief presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine, with a majority of the time dedicated to providing an opportunity for students to ask questions via the Q&A function in Zoom.

Registration is required. Your Oberlin email address is required.

To register, please use this link.

We kindly ask that only students register for this webinar. Q&A and potentially future webinars may be made available to parents, faculty, and staff. The purpose of this webinar is primarily for students to learn about the vaccine and to ask questions. 

ObieSafe behind the scenes: Campus Safety

Exterior of the campus safety office.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

The Office of Campus Safety remained the 24-hour office on campus when students had to leave in March 2020, and later when several staff members began working remotely. The office has implemented many changes and taken on news tasks while maintaining regular duties. In this Q&A, Director of Campus Safety Mike Martinsen and Assistant Director of Campus Safety Clif Barnes explain how their department has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you scheduled your COVID-19 test for March and April?

Double check that you have scheduled your March and April COVID-19 test to ensure you are following all ObieSafe guidelines! Schedule early so you ensure your testing spot for the month.

Here's how to check your appointments:

  1. Log in to OberView.
  2. Select the “COVID-19 Test Appointment Scheduling” task.
  3. Click your name in the upper right corner.
  4. Select ‘Appointments’ from the dropdown menu.
  5. Review your upcoming appointments—you can reschedule or cancel as needed from here, too.

If you do no have a scheduled March or April appointment, here is how you make one:

  1. Log in to OberView.
  2. Select the “COVID-19 Test Appointment Scheduling” task.
  3. Click “Book Appointment.”
  4. Select a date and time for March.
  5. Click “Finalize Appointment.”
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 for April.

You MUST test once in March and once in April to remain in compliance with ObieSafe guidelines and the Community Agreement!

Get in touch with the ObieSafe team

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