Spring 2021 Campus Testing Statistics

Weekly Coronavirus Test Results
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Spring 2021 Semester

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ObieSafe Statistics

End of Semester Total

Spring 2021 Tests Processed through 5/24
Tests Administered 9,700
Positive Tests 12
% Positive 0.12%

The data reported above are derived from Oberlin’s COVID-19 testing program covering students, faculty, staff, and vendors. Testing for the spring semester began on January 19, 2021. Weekly and cumulative results are updated every Tuesday.

Oberlin’s Approach to Testing

As one component of Oberlin’s layered health care strategy, we are committed to testing the entire campus community, about 3,500 people every month. This testing will be ongoing throughout the academic year so that we can monitor and respond to COVID-19.

Key Facts
Test type: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Administered by: Mercy Health – Allen Hospital (Oberlin) and Harness Health Partners (Cincinnati)
Laboratory analysis: Tempus (Chicago)
Frequency: All students, faculty, and staff will be tested before the start of classes. After that, we will test 25 % of the entire campus population each week. This means that each person will be tested once a month.
Testing location: Hales Gymnasium
Notification of results: Tempus will report results to Mercy Health – Allen Hospital, which will use email to notify individuals and the student health center of the test results.

Testing Outside of Oberlin’s Program

Individuals are encouraged to inform the College about positive COVID-19 results based on PCR or rapid testing conducted outside of Oberlin’s testing program. This data is monitored and analyzed for patterns that could negatively impact the campus. However, since these results are self-reported and are not verified by the College, they are excluded from the ObieSafe testing data reported here.

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