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This week's essential health and wellness information from BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey

Watch BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey's April 6 Video Update
In this week’s COVID-19 update, our case numbers have increased slightly compared to last week, as outlined in this email and on the Forward Falcons website. This reflects county, regional and state trends and is an important reminder that the global pandemic is not yet behind us. Please do not wait to get vaccinated.
BGSU is hosting on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the month of April at the Perry Field House. The vaccination clinics move quickly, with most individuals in and out within 30 minutes if registration paperwork is completed before arrival.
On-campus vaccination clinic open to public tomorrow
BGSU will host a free, two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic, in partnership with the Wood County Health Department, on campus at the Perry Field House this Wednesday, April 7. Appointments for this clinic are open to the public and health insurance is not required.
Student-only vaccination clinics
BGSU has received vaccinations from the state that are specifically reserved for current BGSU students. BGSU will also host student-only, two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics, in partnership with the Wood County Health Department, on campus at the Perry Field House on Wednesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second dose will be given on either April 28 or 29. Students received an email on Friday, April 2, with a special code and instructions on how to sign up. Additional student-only, single-dose Johnson & Johnson on-campus vaccination clinics are planned for Thursday, April 15 and Thursday, April 22, with more information to come.
COVID-19 testing also remains a priority with free rapid and PCR testing available in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union for students, faculty and staff. We encourage you to take advantage of this free resource.
Every day, we are closer to being on the other side of this pandemic. We are proud of how far we have come, together, over the past year to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, from wearing face coverings, to keeping a small social circle, getting tested and participating in our surveillance testing program. Now is the time to get vaccinated.
We encourage you to get vaccinated at a location that is most convenient for you. For more information on additional vaccine availability and a list of provider locations, please visit Ohio’s coronavirus website, the Wood County Health Department website or the Erie County Health Department website.
By getting vaccinated, you will be protecting yourself and those around you, building our immunity and helping lower case numbers that will allow us to loosen health and safety restrictions. Thank you for doing your part to keep our communities healthy and safe!
Be well,
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Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer

What to know before your on-campus appointment
If you are already registered, here is information to make your appointment process go quickly and efficiently:
  • If you registered through the ArmorVax app, be prepared to show your QR code upon check-in;
  • Please print and fill out the registration and consent form prior to your arrival. Copies of the form will be available for those who don't have access to a printer or are unable to complete the paperwork ahead of the appointment;
  • To avoid overcrowding, do not arrive more than 10 minutes early;
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt;
  • Plan to stay for 15-30 minutes after your vaccine to monitor for a reaction;
  • If you are feeling ill, please do not attend your appointment;
  • Any BGSU student under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to complete their consent form and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the vaccination site to receive their dose.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so through ArmorVax. If you're unable to cancel an appointment yourself, call 419-823-9512 and leave a message. You can also read the CDC document What to expect after getting a COVID vaccine. If you have questions, please call 419-823-9512.

Schedule your free COVID-19 test
BGSU is offering free COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff. Rapid and PCR tests are available weekdays inside the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. These tests will be administered by appointment only. Please continue to check the BGSU COVID-19 testing page and monitor your BGSU email for additional appointment availability.
Rapid Test
Results within 15 minutes.
Schedule your Rapid Test
PCR Test
Results within 24-48 hours.
Schedule your PCR Test

Ohio-sponsored mass vaccination clinics
Ohio is sponsoring 18 mass vaccination clinics to ensure all residents have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Regional clinics are now open in Maumee (offering J&J single-dose) and Lima. Learn more or schedule appointments at these regional mass vaccination clinics online or by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634). Enter the zip code for the location where you would like to schedule an appointment to check availability.
Maumee Long-Term Clinic:
Lucas County Recreation Center
2901 Key St., Maumee, OH 43537
Currently scheduling appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Lima Long-Term Clinic:
Knights of Columbus
810 S. Cable Road, Lima 45805

Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported to BGSU
Includes positive COVID-19 cases reported to BGSU from health departments, medical providers, testing and self-report. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County and this includes cases reported at BGSU Firelands.
This Period:
30 Students
(74% of students live off-campus)
1 Faculty 3 Staff
3/29/2021 - 4/4/2021
Last Period:
22 Students
(77% of students live off-campus)
1 Faculty 1 Staff
3/22/2021 - 3/28/2021
362 Students
8 Faculty 52 Staff
Since 1/11/2021 (start of Spring Semester)
On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation separates individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 from others to minimize the spread of the virus. 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.
Students Currently Isolated in University Housing:
95% beds available
As of 4/5/2021
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 4/5/2021
COVID-19 Testing
Includes screening testing of targeted individuals as well as open on-demand testing for students, faculty and staff who may be asymptomatic, symptomatic, or have had an exposure.
This Period 3/29/2021 - 4/4/2021
Positivity Rate:
Ohio Positivity Rate:
Cumulative since 1/1/2021
Positivity Rate:
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