Weekly Coronavirus Test Results
Oberlin College and Conservatory

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ObieSafe Statistics

Cumulative Totals

Tests Processed as of 11/23
Tests Administered 10,726
Positive Tests 26
% Positive 0.24%

The data reported above are derived from Oberlin’s COVID-19 testing program covering students, faculty, staff, and vendors. Testing began on August 5. Weekly and cumulative results are updated every Tuesday.

Flu Shots

To protect campus health, Oberlin College is implementing an aggressive flu vaccination strategy that is consistent with federal health care guidelines to reduce the presence of flu on campus.

Final flu shot results as of October 29

  • Students: 1,574
  • Faculty and staff: 499
  • Campus total: 2,073

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: Through November, 2020: Williams Field House
Starting in December, 2020: 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.

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