Updates to Campus COVID-19 Protocols
Earlier this month, Oberlin embarked on a pilot program involving the gradual relaxation of ObieSafe restrictions. This strategy reflected improved data, guidance from health officials, and a cautious yet optimistic approach that allowed us to pursue our academic mission, athletic competition, and community life. Our campus has continued to enjoy low numbers of cases, regardless of the reopening of our dining halls.
With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) relaxing its masking guidelines, and strong booster rates among our students (82%), faculty (97%), and staff (94%), the campus can with confidence continue the pilot program and a gradual relaxation of ObieSafe protocols. At any point in this process, if COVID-19 begins to rise significantly on campus, these steps may be re-evaluated.
Clarification: What will happen after spring break?
The college will monitor the general health of the campus community and the surrounding area for 10 days following spring break. Then, the college will announce the next steps related to masking and other protocols in the April 20 edition of ObieSafe Weekly.
New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a new COVID-19 quarantine and isolation calculator that takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask. This online, mobile-friendly calculator provides a simple, user-friendly way to help people follow CDC’s quarantine and isolation guidance and get customized information that applies to their individual situation.
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