COVID-19 Update

Oberlin College

Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 24, 19 positive rapid COVID-19 tests were self-reported to ObieSafe. Harness Health reported two positive PCR tests during the same time period. ObieSafe’s spring 2023 policies and protocols, pursuant to CDC recommendations and consistent with last semester’s protocols, mandate a five-day isolation period for those who test positive.

Kendal at Oberlin

Kendal reported 11 new cases in the last week of February. 10 of the cases were residents in independent living, and the eleventh was a staff member. Kendal visitors must answer a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and pass a temperature check prior to entry and are required to wear a KN95 mask when visiting the Stephens Care Center.

Lorain County

According to the Ohio Department of Health, from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, Lorain County had 930 reported cases of COVID-19 and 61 hospitalizations. There were no deaths reported. This marks a decrease from January’s statistics, which showed 1,217 new cases, 91 new hospitalizations, and seven deaths.


According to the Ohio Department of Health, 25,841 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ohio during February. There were 972 hospitalizations and 51 deaths. This signifies a 63.5 percent decrease from the 40,667 new cases in the month of January and a 52.7 percent decrease from the 1,844 new hospitalizations.