BGSU is offering free COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff as the Spring 2021 semester begins. 

BGSU's COVID-19 Response

As the 2020-21 academic year continues, 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.

Our 2020-21 academic calendar has been modified to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses. For the latest information regarding spring 2021 semester, visit BGSU’s 2020-21 academic calendars.

BGSU COVID-19 Dashboard

Our dashboard numbers reflect the return to campus period and will reset next week for the spring 2021 semester.

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.

Total Cases:


170 Students
(163 Students off-campus)
4 Faculty 9 Staff

1/1/2021 - 1/10/2021

Last Period:


37 Students
3 Faculty 6 Staff

12/23/2020 – 12/31/2020

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 1/10/2021 

Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:


As of 1/10/2021

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.





Positivity Rate:


Ohio Positivity Rate:


Total testing for this period included home PCR testing of residence hall students before their return to campus. Positivity rate for this group was 4.3%


Keep up with the latest information and guidance from BGSU leadership in meeting the challenges of COVID-19 by visiting Updates for the Community

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

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.


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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