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Vaccination Exemption Process

Oberlin College requires that all students, faculty and staff attending or working at Oberlin receive a full COVID-19 vaccine, unless an individual has an approved medical or religious exemption.

Details

New students

To request an exemption to Oberlin's COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement, please complete the COVID-19 Student Request for Exemption form.

Continuing students

If you were granted an exemption in the previous academic year, your request will automatically be reviewed for the upcoming academic year if needed. You will be contacted if more information is required, though this is unlikely. You will receive an email confirmation when your exemption has been reissued as appropriate.

Employees

To request an exemption to Oberlin's COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement, please complete the Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Immunization Exemption Request form.

Overview

Summer 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Oberlin developed all of our COVID-19 policies with the health and safety of our campus top of mind. Lorain County Public Health and University Hospitals are among our chief consultants in the development of healthcare strategies along with continual analysis of transmission data on our campus and in our region. Policies are subject to change based on the evolving recommendations of public health entities and viral transmission data.

COVID-19 vaccines with current boosters are the best strategy for protecting each person’s health, stopping the spread of variants, and preventing new ones from emerging. Oberlin College requires that all students, faculty and staff attending or working at Oberlin receive a full COVID-19 vaccine, unless an individual has an approved medical or religious exemption.

The College’s goal is to reduce health risks and facilitate a traditional in-person college experience. A high vaccination rate allows students, faculty, and staff to benefit from a low risk of infection on our campus.

Booster Progress: Spring 2022 Campus Population

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95.0%

As of April 19: 3,584 vaccine cards with booster shots have been uploaded and approved for the spring semester campus population. Remember to upload your card after you’ve had your booster.

A breakout by students, faculty, and staff is provided on the Vaccination Statistics and Updates page.

Contact ObieSafe

Report your latest test results or a COVID case you had when you were away from campus: obiesaferesults@oberlin.edu.

General inquiries:
obiesafe@oberlin.edu

Report a campus community concern:
If you are concerned about a person on campus who is not following campus mask protocols, share your concern.

Campus Safety:
Campus Safety remains open 24-hours a day to provide assistance and respond to immediate health and safety concerns from the faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Please call (440) 775-8444 or the emergency line at (440) 775-8911, available 24 hours.

Student Health Services:
SHS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach SHS via email to health@oberlin.edu or by calling (440) 775-8081. Students seeking medical advice related to COVID should contact SHS.

Campus Bulletins

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