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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 March 9 Video Update
In this week’s COVID-19 update, our case numbers remain at a low and manageable level, as outlined in this email and on the Forward Falcons website. While we are reaching a plateau, reflecting regional and state trends, we must continue to do our part to lower our risk levels and slow the spread on our campuses.
Testing 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.
In response to a significant increase in the amount of vaccine coming into Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine outlined that Ohioans ages 50 and older, along with those with Type 2 diabetes or end-stage renal disease, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting this Thursday. For more information on vaccines, 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.
In addition to our COVID-19 updates, I wanted to address the statement President Rogers sent out Sunday regarding the tragic death of BGSU student Stone Foltz. We as a community are coming together to grieve during this difficult time. Please take time to prioritize your mental and emotional well-being. The BGSU Counseling Center has extended hours this week for in-person and virtual support and also has the ability to offer programs for groups on-campus. We have mental health professionals available to help you process your grief and discuss your feelings and emotions. Please know that it is okay to ask for help and we are here for you.
We have learned over the past year we are stronger together. Thank you for your compassion and flexibility this semester and 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

BGSU Counseling Center Resources
The BGSU Counseling Center has extended hours this week for in-person and virtual support and also has the ability to offer programs for groups on-campus . While individual and group counseling is available only to currently enrolled BGSU students, the center offers consultation and outreach to all members of the BGSU community including faculty, staff and parents.
The Counseling Center has also 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.

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

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Latest Vaccine Information
The Wood County Health Department and its partners are working together to ensure that all people who are currently eligible have opportunities to be vaccinated. We are committed to distributing vaccines as quickly as we receive them, and we are ready as supply increases.
Starting this Thursday, Ohioans ages 50 and older, along with those with Type 2 diabetes or end-stage renal disease, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
For the most recent information on vaccine eligibility or to schedule an appointment, visit the Wood County Health Department website or call 419-823-9512.
Become a Wood County MRC volunteer and help with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds.
Wood County MRC volunteers also help with flu clinics and tornado response. Volunteers have also helped with non-emergency activities such as packing backpacks with school supplies for families in need. Both medical and non-medical volunteers are essential with every MRC mission. Learn more about the Wood County MRC and how to join.

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:
16 Students
(75% of students live off-campus)
1 Faculty 4 Staff
3/1/2021 - 3/7/2021
Last Period:
16 Students
(50% of students live off-campus)
0 Faculty 3 Staff
2/22/2021 - 2/28/2021
264 Students
7 Faculty 37 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:
99% beds available
As of 3/8/2021
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 3/8/2021
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 3/1/2021 - 3/7/2021
Positivity Rate:
Ohio Positivity Rate:
Cumulative since 1/1/2021
Positivity Rate:
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