Find out who won the song parody contest; important reminders about testing
Paws up for pet pictures
Your four-legged and aquatic friends have missed you. One perk of remote learning is the opportunity to reunite with a faithful companion. Share the love and send your pet pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll publish them in a future ObieSafe Weekly.
A clear winner emerges in the COVID-19 song parody contest
This submission captured the most votes in last week's poll. Each participant in the winning team will receive a $100 gift certificate from a local business of their choosing (up to $500 per team). Find out the winning team.
Testing is moving to Hales Gym on December 2
Thank you to the Department of Athletics for hosting the College’s COVID-19 testing site at the Williams Fieldhouse this semester. But as the weather turns colder, it is time to allow our athletes to access the fieldhouse and move the testing site to a more central location on campus. Beginning December 2, all COVID-19 testing will take place at Hales Gym (180 W. Lorain Street). Those arriving for their monthly test should enter the building through the main door off of Lorain Street near the Cat in the Cream. For those directed to Hales for symptomatic testing, please enter the main gym doors on the left side of the building. Parking is available for all behind the building and off of Woodland Street.
Travel safely to reduce the risk of spread
Members of our Oberlin community will be traveling from November 25 through January 3 for a variety of reasons. Most students will return home. Faculty and staff may travel to see family or to take a vacation. During the pandemic, travel introduces a health risk that can be mitigated by taking appropriate steps. To protect ourselves, as well as those we are traveling with or are going to see, it is important that we reduce the risk of contracting COVID and spreading it to others. Read on for guidelines to help keep everyone safe.
Reminder about testing in December
Staff, faculty, and a small number of students will continue to come to campus between November 25 and the end of the year. Everyone coming to campus needs to remain in Oberlin’s testing protocol and needs to be tested in December. Testing is available December 2 through December 18. You should have received an email with a link in early November to schedule your test. If you did not, please reach out to email@example.com. Read more about testing in December and January.
COVID epidemiology explained: Promising news about vaccines
Public acceptance of a vaccine is critical for achieving herd immunity. Learn more about how vaccines work.
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