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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 23 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 appear to have reached a plateau, we must continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 while vaccination efforts increase. Testing continues to be a priority with free rapid and PCR testing available in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union for students, faculty and staff.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that all Ohioans ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine providers with available time slots can now schedule any Ohio resident ages 16 and older, a week sooner than the previously planned March 28 date. 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.
BGSU to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics
BGSU has partnered with the Wood County Health Department to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics this spring at the Perry Field House on our campus in Bowling Green. These vaccination clinics are open to the public. We encourage our BGSU community to sign up for the vaccine as soon as registration opens.
The Wood County Health Department opened registration for the March 30-31 clinics last Friday. There is an additional vaccine clinic planned for Wednesday, April 7, at the Perry Field House. We encourage our campus community to check for additional vaccine appointments opening up this Friday, March 26, at noon.
For those able to register for an on-campus clinic, learn about what you need to know before your appointment. Please note that any BGSU student under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to complete their consent form.
Signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine
The Wood County Health Department has partnered with ArmorVax, a mobile application, to help people register for COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccine clinic appointments are scheduled via the ArmorVax app or website. You can download the app and create a profile ahead of time to be ready as appointments become available. Be sure to use your local address when registering. Find out more information about using ArmorVax.
Just like COVID-19 testing availability early in the global pandemic, we recognize the number of vaccines coming to Wood County may be less than the demand. In addition to the vaccination clinics at the Perry Field House, there are other opportunities to be vaccinated at other locations throughout Wood County. That information is available on the Wood County Health Department website. We will plan additional clinics as vaccine supplies increase; we hope to receive larger quantities of the vaccine in the coming weeks.
Please continue to do your part in lowering your risk level. 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

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

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.

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Volunteer to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Vaccine distribution clinics will be coming to campus in the near future. The Wood County Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) is looking for volunteers to support Wood County’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. No specific experience is necessary, and volunteers are needed with medical and non-medical backgrounds. Learn more about the Wood County MRC and how to join.
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.

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:
20 Students
(80% of students live off-campus)
0 Faculty 6 Staff
3/15/2021 - 3/21/2021
Last Period:
26 Students
(96% of students live off-campus)
0 Faculty 4 Staff
3/8/2021 - 3/14/2021
310 Students
7 Faculty 47 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:
96% beds available
As of 3/22/2021
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 3/22/2021
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 3/15/2021 - 3/21/2021
Positivity Rate:
Ohio Positivity Rate:
Cumulative since 1/1/2021
Positivity Rate:
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