Before Arriving on Campus

The BGSU community response to COVID-19 involves taking personal responsibility for your own well being and the health and safety of our entire campus community. The following safety protocols are at the center of this commitment to self care and community and will remain in effect until further notice.

Falcon Commitment

The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority. Please complete the Forward Falcon Community Commitment and help us slow the spread of COVID-19. As a public university for the public good, you are helping to protect your own health and the health of our Falcon family.

Sign Your Employee Falcon Commitment

Sign Your Student Falcon Commitment

As we prepare for a successful fall semester

  1. Review this COVID-19 Response website to ensure familiarity with our new COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  2. Complete your Falcon Commitment (above).
  3. Review online information and resources to ensure awareness of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines. 
  4. Submit any questions you have to our online form located on BGSU's coronavirus landing page or call the BGSU COVID-19 Response Team at 419-372-3000.

Before arriving on campus, leaving your residence hall room or visiting campus each day

  1. Complete the personal health/wellness check below based on CDC and ODH guidelines. 
  2. Contact BGSU (, and the Falcon Health Center or your medical provider if you have symptoms related to COVID-19.

Employees (faculty, staff, student employees and graduate assistants):  if you meet the CDC’s definition of individuals at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or are living with an individual at higher risk, you may submit a request for special accommodations.  

Personal Health/Wellness Check

Conduct symptom monitoring checks every day before arriving on campus (leaving a residence hall room for residential students) and be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19.

For all members of our communities on the Bowling Green and Fireland campuses, including visitors, please note that whether or not you meet all or any of the below guidelines, we request that no one come to campus if they are experiencing a temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees. It is advised that you take your temperature each day before leaving your residence hall room or arriving on campus, before entering large public areas, and before interacting with others. If you don't have your own thermometer available, please gauge your own health and wellness by other means, including whether you feel that you may have a fever.

All BGSU faculty, staff and students who develop symptoms, whether on or off campus, are required to immediately contact BGSU (, and the Falcon Health Center or their medical provider. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE HALL ROOM OR COME TO CAMPUS. 

Employees and students can also report concerns about an individual who shows symptoms of the virus to and Falcon Health Center.

Visitors, please do not come to campus if you have any symptoms.

#CampusClear App

BGSU is introducing the #CampusClear app, which can be downloaded for free and used for daily health screenings.

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Signs that you may have COVID-19 from the CDC:

  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may be mild or severe and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus; however, some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms. Seek prompt medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. In adults these can include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face