Revised Isolation/Quarantine Policy

March 17th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We hope you are enjoying a fun, relaxing and safe spring break, whether you're on a beach, on a service trip or at home with family and friends. Sunday is the first day of spring — that in itself is reason to celebrate! Based on current conditions and low number…
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Revisions to Masking Policy That Will Directly Impact You

March 4th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, COVID-19 cases are continuing to decline rapidly across the United States. With recent changes to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) masking recommendations, this week’s OC CARES communication includes important changes to the OC CARES Pandemic Response Plan masking policy that will impact YOU directly: Faculty/Staff May Still Require Masks…
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Demonstrate Respect and March 3 Vaccination and Booster Clinic Reminder

February 24th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Mid-semester week is coming to a close and COVID-19 cases continue to remain low on our campus, which are surely reasons to celebrate. Thank you for your hard work and dedication — both in the classroom and in your social responsibility to the health and wellness of our community. This…
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Changes in OC Masking Policy

February 18th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We are pleased to see a significant decline in COVID-19 cases across our nation, throughout the state of Michigan, within Eaton County and on our campus. Health experts expect this trend to continue, and the College will adjust COVID-19 mitigation strategies in stages as we see COVID-19 infection rates continue…
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Free KN95 Masks Available and Reminders

February 10th, 2022 by
Dear Students, It is a relief to learn that overall COVID-19 cases are decreasing in Michigan and across the nation. We are still in a pandemic, however, and we must continue to take care to keep ourselves and others safe. Thank you for all YOU are doing to mitigate the spread of the virus on…
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Important Changes to COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Availability and Reminders

February 4th, 2022 by
Dear Students, This week's OC CARES message includes details on notable changes to on-campus COVID-19 testing days and hours. A number of important reminders are also included in this communication. As we enter year two of the pandemic, there is little justification for members of the The University of Olivet community to say, "I didn't…
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Good Things Come in Threes — and are Free!

January 27th, 2022 by
Dear Students, There's a saying that good things come in threes. It's even better when the three things are free! This week's OC CARES message encourages you to take advantage of the "THREE FREES." These three free resources play a vital role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit FREE N95…
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How to Order FREE COVID-19 At-Homes Tests and Vaccination Clinic Reminder

January 20th, 2022 by
Dear Students, The grand opening of the skating rink is Saturday at 6 p.m., winter athletics are underway and there are plenty of other activities taking place on campus this month. Whether indoors or outdoors, there's always something to do. Be sure to check out the event schedule on the OC app to plan your…
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KC Mask Requirements, Vaccination Clinic Save the Dates and General Updates

January 13th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Welcome back to campus! We hope you had a restful and fun holiday break. It's a new year, which means new opportunities and adventures await you. Good luck this semester, have fun with friends, take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and be safe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is relentless. Each of us has a shared…
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Important Revisions to the Pandemic Response Plan

January 7th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The beginning of the spring semester is nearly upon us. The start of a new chapter is reason for hope and excitement, but this is also an important time to focus on the health and well-being of yourself and others. This communication includes important revisions to the The University of…
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Free COVID-19 Testing Available to Students, Faculty and Staff

January 6th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The health and safety of our campus community is our first priority as we transition to the spring semester. This OC CARES message outlines free testing options available to all students, faculty and staff at the The University of Olivet Health and Wellness Center in Mott 212 during the return…
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Important Spring Semester Reminders

January 4th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Happy New Year! We hope you're enjoying a well-deserved holiday break with family and friends and that you've had a safe and healthy start to the New Year. As we transition to the spring semester, the OC Pandemic Response Team wants to share with you a few important OC CARES reminders. Your Return…
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Policy Revision & Campus COVID-19 Testing Location Update

November 4th, 2021 by
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We are in the home stretch! In less than a month, fall semester will come to a close. The holiday break you've earned will be here before you know it. In the meantime, take a few minutes to look up from your phones, laptops and books to experience the autumn…
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Living in Community & Masking Requirements

October 21st, 2021 by
We know we're repeating ourselves, but it bears a reminder to all: The pandemic is not behind us. Thank you for doing your part to share in the responsibility of keeping each other safe and healthy. Please read this communication in its entirety to understand current expectations in place for the entire The University of…
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Mask Up in the KC & Other Reminders

October 15th, 2021 by
Dear Students, The Covid-19 pandemic is not over. In its 19th month, the pandemic is still a health threat to us all, regardless of our age. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently said it's going to take humans working together to end the pandemic. “We are battling with…
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Vaccination Survey, Medical Excuse & Other Reminders

September 30th, 2021 by
Dear Students, Congratulations, you've made it through mid-terms. YOU deserve a pat on the back for a job well done. Keep up the good work — you've got this! This week's OC CARES communication addresses a few important reminders: Complete the Student COVID-19 Vaccination Survey Medical Excuse Form Must Be Submitted to Your Instructors It's…
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The University of Olivet CARES: Who to Contact for What

September 24th, 2021 by
Dear Students, It can be confusing to know who to contact for what when you have questions related to COVID-19. This week's OC CARES communication provides you with the following resources and reminders: COVID-19 Exposure or Symptoms? Call Campus Safety First Don't Ignore a Call from the 269 Area Code Could it Be COVID-19? Off…
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The University of Olivet CARES: Thank You for Masking Up and Protocol Reminders

September 17th, 2021 by
Dear Students, THANK YOU to the majority of students who demonstrate what shared responsibility means by accepting, understanding and adhering to the current protocol requiring that masks be worn in all public spaces on campus, including hallways and in classrooms. YOU are making a difference. YOU are helping to keep yourself, classmates, teammates, faculty members…
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The University of Olivet CARES: Free COVID-19 Vaccination – Sept. 13 On-Campus Clinic and Other Resource Reminders

September 9th, 2021 by
Dear Students, Keep it up! Our quarantine/isolation numbers remain low, thanks in large part to students, faculty and staff sharing in the responsibility to keep our OC family safe and healthy. Thank you for wearing masks in public spaces, getting vaccinated, washing your hands frequently and social distancing when possible. You are making a difference!…
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The University of Olivet CARES: FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccination, Masking Clarification and Save the Date

August 25th, 2021 by
Dear Students,   Summer isn't over yet! Now is the time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and all of the fun activities hosted by the Student Engagement team and others. If you haven't done so already, be sure to download the The University of Olivet Mobile App from the Google Play Store or…
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