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ObieSafe Weekly: March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 3:15 PM

Office of Communications

Updates to layered health care strategy; vaccine webinar for students April 6

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

Coronavirus Testing Results
March 23–29
New Tests 475
New Positives 0
% Positive 0.00%
The data reported here reflect Oberlin’s testing protocol only. Cumulative totals and information on testing procedures are available at the ObieSafe website.

Watch Spring Health Care Strategies UpdateAs COVID-19 numbers decrease locally, Oberlin can begin to reconsider protocols

Last week, we announced that the college is implementing a number of revisions to the layered health care strategy with the expectation that at least 80 percent of Oberlin students, faculty and staff will be fully vaccinated by July 1, 2021. This video message from President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Campus COVID-19 Health Coordinator Katie Gravens explain some of these updates in more detail. Watch the video.


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

Four tourist-style postcards. The first three have the picture facing up: Hello from The Arb; Greetings from Tappan Square; and Wish You Were Here: The Fabulous Greater Cleveland Area.

The fourth postcard is flipped over, showing a handwritten note. "Hi, M! Temporarily limited in where I can travel these days. But it does seem like we are finally getting somewhere. Love, Me (heart)."

Faculty and staff should provide vaccine record

Vaccination card.
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Defense

Faculty and staff who are two weeks post-vaccination (after two doses of Moderna/Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) should upload their vaccine card as soon as possible to the “Upload COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card” portal in OberView. This documentation will establish the percent of campus herd immunity, which indicates that a large part of the campus is protected. The information facilitates decision-making regarding return to normal activities. Learn how to upload your vaccination record

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 (link no longer available).

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.

Behind the mask: Stephanie Tovo

A woman with her dog.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Tovo

The nursing and professional staff in Oberlin’s COVID-19 testing center play a primary role in monitoring the health of the campus. This series offers a peek behind the mask of these frontline workers. Learn about Licensed Practical Nurse Stephanie Tovo.

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