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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 November 10 Video Update
In this week’s COVID-19 dashboard, we are reporting an increase in cases compared to last week’s reporting period, as outlined in this email and on the Forward Falcons website. We are seeing increases in cases in our county, Ohio and the nation. Through our collective actions, we can turn the tide – it has been done before, and we can do it again. Wear a face covering, keep 6 feet of physical distance, practice good hand-washing hygiene and limit close interactions.
As an additional public health measure, BGSU is offering free, on-campus rapid COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, with results within 15 minutes. The COVID-19 screening tests will be available by appointment only starting this week with additional dates and times announced leading up to Thanksgiving. The next screening test date is Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our actions today can impact our loved ones in the coming weeks. Please do your part to lower your risk level as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our campuses and communities healthy and safe.
Be well,
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Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer

Free COVID-19 Screening Tests
BGSU is offering free, on-campus rapid COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. The mid-nasal swab test will provide results within 15 minutes. If your test result is positive, BGSU will arrange for a second, confirmatory PCR test that will also be free. This week's screening testing will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside Memorial Hall. The COVID-19 screening tests are available by appointment only this week, with additional dates and times announced leading up to Thanksgiving.

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.

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 nine (9) cumulative positive students reported at Firelands College. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County.
This Period:
78
74 Students
1 Faculty 3 Staff
11/4/20 – 11/10/20
(83% of cases for this period live off-campus)
Last Period:
37
33 Students
1 Faculty 3 Staff
10/28/20 - 11/3/20
(51% of cases for this period live off-campus)
Cumulative:
644
623 Students
4 Faculty 17 Staff
8/20/20 - 11/10/20
Currently Active Cases:
51
49 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:
1
99% beds available
As of 11/10/20
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
14
As of 11/10/20
Surveillance Testing (11/2/20 to 11/6/20)
Randomized surveillance testing of asymptomatic undergraduate and graduate students.
Tests:
124
Positives:
0
Positivity Rate:
0.0%
Screening Testing (11/2/20 to 11/6/20)
Screening tests of targeted asymptomatic individuals.
Tests:
639
Positives:
4
Positivity Rate:
0.6%
Cumulative Asymptomatic Testing (8/20/20 to 11/6/20)
Randomized surveillance testing of students and targeted screening testing of asymptomatic individuals.
Tests:
4501
Positives:
33
Positivity Rate:
0.7%