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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 October 21 Video Update
We continue to track COVID-19 cases with the Wood County Health Department and Wood County Hospital and are encouraged by the trends in our campus community over the last several weeks, which remain low as outlined in the dashboard below and on the Forward Falcons website. However, cases across Ohio, including northwest Ohio, are rising.
We must remain diligent both on and off campus in adhering to the safety protocols that have proven to be successful in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to wear a face covering, keep 6 feet of physical distance even while wearing a face covering and keep a small social circle.
BGSU will host a series of flu clinics at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, starting Thursday, Oct. 29. While a flu vaccination will not protect you from COVID-19, flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, limiting the spread of influenza and helping to conserve potentially scarce health care resources during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
While BGSU is hosting flu shot clinics on campus for your convenience, flu shots are readily available now and we encourage you to get a flu shot when, and where, it is most convenient. Falcon Health is accepting walk-ins for flu shots, and most major retailers with a pharmacy also provide flu shots.
As we look to the next few weeks and months, our individual actions can impact those around us. We are all in this together, and we appreciate all you are doing to keep our campuses and communities as safe and healthy as possible.
Be well,
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Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer

On-Campus BGSU Flu Clinics
Flu clinics will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m), and Friday, Oct. 30 (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.), as well as Thursday, Nov. 5 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m). All clinics will be held at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union in Room 201 (Sky Bank). Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up for a time slot, although walk-ins are welcome on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID.
In addition to on-campus flu clinics, faculty and staff members who have Medical Mutual of Ohio as their insurance provider can search for locations that offer flu shots that are fully covered by insurance.

BGSU Counseling Center Resources
During the pandemic, the BGSU Counseling Center is offering their services via telehealth at 419-372-2081. The Counseling Center has put together COVID-19 counseling resources to keep you up to date on COVID-19 and various ways to cope/offer support during this time.

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 health@bgsu.edu 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.

Awaiting COVID-19 Testing Results
If you get tested for COVID-19 at the Falcon Health Center, or as part of the surveillance testing program, results will typically be available within three to five days. Following your test, you will receive an email within 24 to 48 hours with information on how to set up an account in MyHealth Record, where test results will be posted. If a test result is positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by a BGSU or Wood County Health Department contact tracer. The University will work with you to develop the most appropriate isolation plan.

BGSU COVID-19 DASHBOARD
Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported to BGSU
Includes positive COVID-19 cases reported to BGSU from health departments, medical providers, asymptomatic and surveillance testing and self-report. Includes four (4) cumulative positive students reported at Firelands College. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County.
This Period:
25
22 Students
1 Faculty 2 Staff
10/14/20 – 10/20/20
(77% of cases for this period live off-campus)
Last Period:
19
16 Students
0 Faculty 3 Staff
10/7/20 – 10/13/20
(79% of cases for this period live off-campus)
Cumulative:
508
496 Students
2 Faculty 10 Staff
8/20/30 - 10/20/20
Currently Active Cases:
18
16 Students
0 Faculty 2 Staff
This includes BGSU faculty, staff, and students who are being monitored by their local health department according to state and federal isolation criteria.
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:
3
97% beds available
As of 10/20/20
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
6
As of 10/20/20
Surveillance Testing (10/14/20 to 10/20/20)
Randomized surveillance testing of asymptomatic undergraduate and graduate students.
Tests:
159
Positives:
1
Positivity Rate:
0.63%
Screening Testing (10/14/20 to 10/20/20)
Screening tests of targeted asymptomatic individuals.
Tests:
576
Positives:
0
Positivity Rate:
0.0%
Cumulative Asymptomatic Testing (8/20/20 to 10/20/20)
Randomized surveillance testing of students and targeted screening testing of asymptomatic individuals.
Tests:
2221
Positives:
27
Positivity Rate:
1.2%