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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 20 Video Update
In this week’s COVID-19 update, our case numbers have decreased slightly, compared the previous reporting period, as outlined in this email and on the Forward Falcons website. As we approach the final few weeks of the academic year, please continue to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a face covering, avoiding large crowds and getting vaccinated.
Walk-in vaccination clinics this week
This week, Bowling Green State University will host two walk-in COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination clinics for first and second doses at the Perry Field House in partnership with the Wood County Health Department. The clinics will take place today, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The clinics are open to the public and appointments are not required. You will be asked to provide a form of identification. Vaccinations are open to those 16 and older; anyone under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present.
Individuals receiving their second dose should attend during their previously scheduled appointment. Individuals receiving their first dose of the vaccine will be able to schedule their second dose at another location should they not be in Bowling Green when it's time for the second vaccination.
Volunteers needed
The Wood County Health Department is looking for volunteers to assist with the vaccine clinics this week. 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 ➔
On-campus testing
BGSU will continue to offer free rapid testing on campus for students, faculty and staff into May. This week marks our last week of surveillance testing for the academic year. We appreciate all of the students who have participated in this program, as it allowed us to better monitor and track the overall positivity rate of COVID-19 cases on our campus.
Wellness Day this Wednesday
Our final Wellness Day will take place this Wednesday, April 21. Students will not have classes, and BGSU faculty will not schedule any assignments, project deadlines or exams on these days. Instead, students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of wellness programming and activities to relax and refocus during these well-deserved breaks. Please note, due to expected cold weather, several planned outdoor activities will be moved inside the Student Recreation Center. Explore this week's Wellness Days activities and take time to focus on your well-being.
In addition, the Student Recreation Center will be open to all students, faculty and staff on Wednesday's Wellness Day – a membership is not required on April 21. Due to COVID-19 capacities, only BGSU students, faculty and staff are permitted (no family members unless already an SRC member). Please present your BGSU ID when entering the building.
We appreciate all of the ways you are keeping yourself and our community healthy and protected.
Be well,
Ben Batey signature
Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer

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.
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PCR Test
Results within 24-48 hours.
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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:
24 Students
(71% of students live off-campus)
0 Faculty 2 Staff
4/12/2021 - 4/18/2021
Last Period:
35 Students
(60% of students live off-campus)
1 Faculty 1 Staff
4/5/2021 - 4/11/2021
421 Students
10 Faculty 54 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:
97% beds available
As of 4/19/2021
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 4/19/2021
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 4/12/2021 - 4/18/2021
Positivity Rate:
Ohio Positivity Rate:
Cumulative since 1/1/2021
Positivity Rate:
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