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Oberlin College reports 6 positive COVID-19 tests on campus

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 17:24:24-04

OBERLIN, Ohio — Four students and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Oberlin College.

The college said they received 47 test results on Tuesday.

Those who have tested positive will be in isolation for 14 days.

The college has started contact tracing those who may have been exposed to the virus and is asking for everyone to answer their phones.

"While we are monitoring conditions closely, we believe the College’s layered approach to safety, together with extensive testing, will continue to offer the protections we need to allow in-person teaching and limited campus activities to continue," Oberlin President Carmen Twillie Ambar said in a statement.

Since August, only 13 people on campus have tested positive for the virus.

To read the letter sent to students and faculty, click here.

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