BGSU to review new guidelines, will have more information in coming days  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Department of Health would remove the state’s pandemic health orders, except for those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, on June 2. While individuals will be able to make their own decisions about wearing a mask and social distancing, the governor outlined businesses and schools will create their own guidelines on how to best keep customers, employees and students safe.
We will be spending the coming days reviewing what this means for Bowling Green State University. We realize yesterday’s announcement may be met with mixed emotions. While we are eager to return to a more normal campus life, with fewer restrictions and more gatherings, your health and safety will continue to be our top priority. Throughout the global pandemic, we have strived to be as flexible as possible to support each individual member of our community. We will be sharing more information soon on what you can expect on campus this summer and fall.
As previously announced, while vaccinations will not be mandatory, BGSU strongly encourages faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated. By lifting the pandemic orders in a little less than three weeks, Gov. DeWine provided a window that would allow for individuals to be vaccinated prior to the June 2 date. He also introduced a $1 million lottery incentive for individuals who are vaccinated. Vaccines are readily available locally, across the state and nation.
We will continue to communicate important updates and messages with you. If you have questions regarding vaccines or restrictions, please contact the BGSU COVID-19 response hotline 419-372-3000 or email health@bgsu.edu. We will continually update our protocols as new information is released and restrictions are relaxed.
Be well,
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Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Health Officer
Health and Wellness Resources
Vaccination opportunities throughout Ohio
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. There are opportunities locally, and across the state and nation to receive the vaccination.
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BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline
The BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline is open, with staff available to answer questions regarding COVID-19 and related topics. The hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Voicemails are checked regularly and returned on Sundays and holidays. To call the hotline, reach out at 419-372-3000.

BGSU Counseling Center
The BGSU Counseling Center is available for in-person and virtual support for currently enrolled BGSU students, and services are provided at no charge. Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons including: study/test-taking concerns; stress/anxiety reduction; relationship concerns; depression; family concerns; eating disorders; sexual concerns; grief and loss; and other related concerns.

Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing
BGSU continues to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing for students, faculty, and staff. Results within 15 minutes. Rapid tests are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. inside the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Tests are administered by appointment only.
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