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In This Together - BGSU's COVID-19 Response

As BGSU’s campuses reopen for the fall semester, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are the top priorities. There will be inherent risk in all activities; however, careful planning and our community’s individual and collective commitment to combat the COVID-19 virus will mitigate much of this risk. With direction from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health, Wood County Health Department and the Erie County Health Department, we are working to keep our learning communities safe and productive. We will continue to monitor and adjust our tactics as necessary, so be sure to check back often.

BGSU COVID-19 Dashboard

The information below is updated each Wednesday, based upon confirmed data as of 11:59 p.m. the Tuesday before.

Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported to BGSU

Includes positive COVID-19 cases reported to BGSU from health departments, medical providers, asymptomatic testing and self-report. Includes two (2) positive student reported at Firelands College. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County.

This Period:


114 Students
1 Faculty 1 Staff

9/16/20 - 9/22/20

(68% of cases for this period were off-campus students)



275 Students
1 Faculty 1 Staff

8/20/20 - 9/22/20

On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation separates individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 from others who are not sick to minimize the spread. 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 to a permanent residence.

Students Currently Isolated in University Housing:


80% beds available

As of 9/22/20

Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:


As of 9/22/20

Surveillance Testing (9/14/20 - 9/18/20)

Randomized surveillance testing of asymptomatic undergraduate and graduate students.





Positivity Rate:


Cumulative Asymptomatic Testing (8/20/20 to 9/21/20)

Randomized surveillance testing of students and targeted testing of asymptomatic individuals.





Positivity Rate:


BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline | 419-372-3000

The BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline is now open, with staff available to answer questions regarding COVID-19 and related topics. Students, faculty and staff are also asked to email or call the hotline if they have a pending COVID-19 test, or to report a positive result to begin contact tracing. The COVID-19 Response Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To call the hotline, reach out at 419-372-3000.


Getting to know BGSU's Chief Health Officer Ben Batey

BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey has been tasked with elevating the health and wellness of the campus community. Batey has his sights set on making a major impact at BGSU and his first task in his new role is a big one: leading the University's COVID-19 Response Team.

Recapping our response efforts

This email includes an overview and recap of the initiatives and procedures put into place since March.

Forward Falcons Q&A Series: Campus Cleaning and Safety Protocols

Bowling Green State University is implementing new and enhanced cleaning technology and protocols on its campuses this fall, including electrostatic cleaning systems and updated HVAC systems.

Submit a COVID-19 question

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Find answers to the most commonly asked questions on the FAQ page.  


The Student Emergency Fund and Bridge to BG Scholarship Fund are providing critical aid to BGSU students during this challenging time. Help us meet this unprecedented need and keep our students on track to graduate.

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