November 10, 2020 2:15 PM
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Keep up the good work before Thanksgiving; Covid Conversations

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


Coronavirus Testing Results
November 3–9
New Tests 363
New Positives 1
% Positive 0.28%
More information on testing and test results is available at the ObieSafe website.

Jazz in the streets

A jazz quartet performs on the sidewalk.
Student jazz musicians entertain passers-by with a recent night of improvisation in downtown Oberlin. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Keep up the good work to avoid quarantine before Thanksgiving

Two students wearing masks stroll through Tappan Square
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

As Thanksgiving approaches, please use extra precautions in terms of consistent mask-wearing and a minimum of 6-feet of physical distancing. Any student who tests positive or is in close contact with someone testing positive in the 14 days before Thanksgiving will remain in isolation or quarantine until campus health professionals clear them for travel.

You've done a great job throughout the semester, don't let up now. Nobody wants to miss out on time with family and friends, so take special care to follow the ObieSafe guidelines in the coming weeks. 

Check out the CDC guidelines on how to safely enjoy the upcoming holiday.

Use Full Measure to help prevent spread in dining halls

A lone studentpicks up a meal while a worker behind plexiglass prepares food. They are wearing masks and are physically distant.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

As part of our layered health care strategy, we are expanding the application of Full Measure, the daily survey that results in a green or gray access pass that you can display on your mobile phone. Beginning January 2, 2021, all faculty, students, and staff will need to show their green access pass when entering Oberlin’s dining halls. Downloading your access pass demonstrates a commitment to public health and the health of your fellow Obies, as well as a commitment to your own health by self-assessing how you feel each day. 

Read more about Full Measure access in dining halls.

Covid Conversations: Thinking about community

Covid Conversations (video link)

In the latest installment of Covid Conversations, led by co-facilitators Jenn Snowden ’21 and Sophia Garcia ’21, students talk about why it’s still important to stay COVID-safe, especially in the colder months. Listen to the conversation.

COVID-19 epidemiology explained: case fatality rates

Various factors determine the spectrum of disease severity that we’ve seen since the pandemic started. Read more about COVID-19 epidemiology.

Get in touch with the ObieSafe team

Have something to share in a future issue of ObieSafe Weekly? Email obiesafe@oberlin.edu with story ideas or information you’d like to have considered for publication.


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