COVID-19 Update

Lorain County Updates

Lorain County’s COVID-19 caseload has been decreasing over the last month. From Oct. 7 to Nov. 4, the county reported 2,698 positive cases and 131 hospitalizations.

Lorain County opened vaccination clinics this week to children ages 5 to 11. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced that it would recommend pediatric vaccinations for this age group.

As of yesterday, 59.33 percent of Lorain County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 56.08 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Oberlin College Updates

Between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, the College’s internal testing documented one student COVID-19 case. However, between Oct. 21 and Nov. 1, the College was alerted of 16 additional cases from students who received tests off campus.

“Without direct access to validate these tests or their results, we cannot incorporate this data into our statistics,” wrote the ObieSafe team in a Nov. 4 Campus Digest.

As of Nov. 1, 98.8 percent of students, 96 percent of faculty, and 88 percent of staff have been fully vaccinated. The deadline for faculty and staff to submit proof of vaccination was Nov. 1.