BGSU's COVID-19 Response
Updated as of June 2, 2021
BGSU has made several changes to our current health and safety protocols, following relaxed statewide regulations that encourage businesses and schools to make their own decisions about how to best keep their students, employees and customers safe. These changes include:
- Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings outdoors while on BGSU campuses;
- Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors, unless they are in a large group setting of 10 or more people and are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others while on BGSU campuses;
- Unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings whenever they are around others on campus, both indoors and outdoors.
Summer course delivery modes will not change. However, these updated health guidelines allow us to offer more in-person instruction and in-person activities and experiences outside the classroom for our students this fall.
As you interact with others on BGSU campuses, we ask that you be respectful and compassionate to one another, building a community of care. We encourage you to carry a face covering with you and put it on when interacting with those within 6 feet who choose to wear a face covering. We will continually evaluate our health and safety protocols throughout the summer and communicate important updates.
ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS
President Rogers recently hosted a series of virtual town halls to engage in a dialogue on the University's new health and safety protocols and our next steps in this global pandemic. Our Frequently Asked Questions have been updated to reflect new health protocols on campus.
The BGSU COVID-19 Response Hotline is open, with staff available to answer questions regarding COVID-19 and related topics. You can call the hotline at 419-372-3000 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Voicemails are checked on Sundays and holidays. You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACCINATION STATUS AND INCENTIVES
Based on what we know today, BGSU will be maximizing our in-person class offerings, events and gatherings for the fall. In order to do that, we will need to confidently know the majority of our community is vaccinated. Not only do vaccines protect you, they also protect those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons. BGSU will be using a system for individuals to voluntarily submit their completed vaccination status to us. Information will be coming out soon with instructions and incentives for individuals who take the time to provide us with this information demonstrating they have been fully vaccinated.
SUBMIT A QUESTION
Now that the academic year has concluded and the majority of students are no longer on campus, we will be updating our COVID-19 dashboard less frequently. Weekly dashboards for the 2020-21 academic year are available on the Updates for the Community page.
STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND
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.
PARENT COMMUNICATION SIGN UP
Stay connected by ensuring you are on our email list. Students need to go into the Student Center in MyBGSU and add "Parent & Family Contacts" to their profile. Remind your student to update these for you to stay informed.