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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 March 30 Video Update
In this week’s COVID-19 update, our case numbers continue to remain at a low and manageable level, as outlined in this email and on the Forward Falcons website. As vaccinations become more widely available, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated to help lower our case numbers even further.
Today, BGSU hosted the first of our COVID-19 vaccination clinics in partnership with the Wood County Health Department at the Perry Field House on campus in Bowling Green. Our second clinic will take place Wednesday, March 31. These vaccination clinics are open to the public, are free and do not require health insurance.
BGSU will host another vaccination clinic on Wednesday, April 7, at the Perry Field House. Additional appointments for that clinic will open this Friday, April 2, at noon. All appointments are scheduled via the ArmorVax app or website.
We have reached an important point in the global pandemic with a significant increase in vaccine supplies in our state and region. Vaccines are proven to be safe and our most effective tool in lowering case levels that will ultimately allow us to loosen health and safety restrictions. We encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible, at a location that is convenient for you. 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.
As more members of our community become fully vaccinated, please continue to do your part in lowering your risk level - wear a face covering, keep a small social circle, stay physically distanced when possible and get vaccinated. Testing continues to be a priority with free rapid and PCR testing available in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union for students, faculty and staff.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep our campuses 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.

Volunteers needed for on-campus clinics
The Wood County Health Department is looking for volunteers to assist with the vaccine clinics being held on March 31 and April 7 at the Perry Field House. These volunteer positions would handle a variety of tasks and do not require formal training. These roles will be essential in helping the clinics run quickly and efficiently. Volunteer to help at our vaccine clinics →

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

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:
22 Students
(77% of students live off-campus)
1 Faculty 1 Staff
3/22/2021 - 3/28/2021
Last Period:
20 Students
(80% of students live off-campus)
0 Faculty 6 Staff
3/15/2021 - 3/21/2021
332 Students
8 Faculty 48 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:
100% beds available
As of 3/29/2021
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 3/29/2021
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 3/22/2021 - 3/28/2021
Positivity Rate:
Ohio Positivity Rate:
Cumulative since 1/1/2021
Positivity Rate:
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