Dear Oberlin Community, When this pandemic first appeared in Oberlin last spring, we took steps to keep our community safe. As you will recall, we moved Spring Recess up, asked students to depart...
Testing site moves in December; vote for your favorite song parody Coronavirus Testing Results November 10–16 New Tests 1,172 New Positives 1 % Positive 0.09% The data reported above reflect...
Thank you for your significant contribution to a successful and healthy fall semester! As you are aware, staff, faculty, and a small number of students will continue to come to campus between November 25 and the end of the year.
In the past week, we’ve heard some positive news regarding the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. There is also a second viable vaccine by Moderna, which reportedly has an even higher success rate.
As many of us prepare to leave campus and travel home to visit family, the safety precautions we take have not only to do with our concern for the community here in Oberlin but also for our communities and families at home.
Most of our students are nearing the end of their on-campus experience for the fall semester. I want to thank you once again for the phenomenal job you have done following the Community Agreement and other ObieSafe protocols.
As Thanksgiving approaches, please use extra precautions in terms of consistent mask-wearing and a minimum of 6-feet of physical distancing. You've done a great job throughout the semester, don't let up now.
The epidemiological information reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Johns Hopkins University website, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide a limited scope of what we’ve learned about COVID-19 to date.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, results from tests taken on Monday, November 23, will not be delivered until Friday, November 27, at the earliest .
As we enter early November, stress levels can be higher for a number of reasons. Students have already been weathering a difficult fall semester with hybrid classes, physical distancing, and increasing demands.