Protect the Nest Weekly Update for Students – November 10, 2021

Posted Nov 10, 2021

This periodic update is intended to keep you informed of the latest developments from our Protect the Nest Team. Please visit additional general and student-related information. If you have questions or concerns, contact the COVID Hotline at

Need to Know: 

  • Where to get the flu shot: Students can get the flu shot at the Student Health Center by appointment (see hours below, available to students only). Employees can get the flu shot through their primary healthcare provider, pharmacies, or health clinics.  
  • Students can get tested for COVID-19 on campus. To do so, contact the COVID Hotline at to request an appointment. The testing center DOES NOT allow unscheduled drop-in appointments.  

Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Nov. 15 

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held for the Otterbein community (students and employees) from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, at The Point, room 145. Sign up for this event at  

Failure to Comply with Vaccination Requirement 

Students who are unvaccinated and do not have an exemption will be allowed to create a schedule for their spring semester classes (for planning purposes), but that schedule will be frozen after registration week, and those schedules will be dropped on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, if students remain unvaccinated or do not have an approved exemption. To avoid this, students must submit a photo or scan of their vaccination card or request an exemption form at 

If employees are still unvaccinated and do not have an exemption, their last day of employment is Jan. 7, 2022. To avoid this, employees must submit a photo or scan of their vaccination card here. To request an exemption form, employees must contact Scott Fitzgerald at

 Otterbein’s COVID-19 protocols are developed in consultation with Franklin County Public Health and OhioHealth (Otterbein’s campus healthcare provider) and adhere to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health. Otterbein’s protocols are subject to change based on new guidance issued by these agencies.