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This week's essential COVID-19 information from BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey

Watch BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey's Weekly Video Update
As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, we continue to emphasize the importance of testing on our campuses. Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have potentially been exposed should call their health care provider or the Falcon Health Center for next steps and self-isolate while they await test results.
It is important to note, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and receive a negative test result, you need to continue to quarantine the full 14 days from the time of exposure, as symptoms could present at any point.
In addition to symptomatic testing, BGSU is implementing a program of randomized surveillance testing that will help the University and our community further monitor and respond to the prevalence of COVID-19. At this time, the surveillance testing will focus on undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus. There is no cost to the student and participation in the program is expected as part of the Falcon Commitment.
At future dates, testing may expand to students at BGSU Firelands and may also be available for faculty and staff who wish to volunteer to be tested. Students randomly selected each week will be notified via their University email and/or text message to schedule a date and time, along with instructions for next steps. Testing will take place on the BGSU campus or at Falcon Health Center.
This surveillance testing program aims to serve our public health mission of monitoring and reducing the transmission of COVID-19.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep our campuses safe and healthy.
Be well,
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Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer

Isolation and Quarantine Protocols
Know what to do if you test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 by learning more about BGSU's self-isolation and quarantine protocols.

BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline 419-372-3000
The BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff can answer questions regarding COVID-19 and related topics. Students, faculty and staff can email or call the hotline if they have a pending COVID-19 test, or to report a positive result to begin contact tracing. To call the hotline, reach out at 419-372-3000.

Download the #CampusClear app
Before arriving on campus, leaving your residence hall or visiting campus, complete a daily personal health and wellness check.
BGSU has launched the #CampusClear app, which can be downloaded for free and used for daily health screenings.

Sign the Falcon Community Commitment
The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority. Please complete the Forward Falcon Community Commitment and help us slow the spread of COVID-19. As a public university for the public good, you are helping to protect your own health and the health of our Falcon family.

Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported to BGSU
Includes positive COVID-19 cases reported to BGSU from health departments, medical providers, asymptomatic testing and self-report. Includes one (1) positive student reported at Firelands College. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County.
This Period:
62 Students
0 Employees
9/1/20 - 9/8/20
(87% of cases for this period were off-campus students)
130 Students
8 Employees
3/1/20 - 9/8/20
On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation separates individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 from others who are not sick to minimize the spread. Quarantine separates individuals who have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 from the general public. All residence hall students are offered on-campus quarantine and isolation space. Students may choose to return home to a permanent residence.
Students Currently Isolated in University Housing:
99% beds available
As of 9/8/20
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 9/8/20
Targeted Asymptomatic Testing
(testing of individuals without symptoms)
Testing of asymptomatic individuals who have returned to campus. Randomized surveillance testing of undergraduate and graduate students will begin next week.
Total Tests:
since March 2020
Total Positives:
8 Students
0 Employees
since March 2020
Overall Positivity Rate:
since March 2020