BGSU COVID-19 Response

BGSU will remain flexible and adaptable with the goal of ensuring the health and safety of our community, as well as a successful academic year. From the onset of this global pandemic, we have worked with the Wood County Health Department and the Erie County Health Department and appreciate their guidance in navigating COVID-19.

Face Covering Guidance

BGSU does not require face coverings on its campuses and will follow guidance from the Wood County Health Department and Erie County Health Department. Individuals may choose to wear face coverings at any time.

Free COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and KN95 masks to all BGSU students, faculty, and staff, while supplies are available, on the Bowling Green campus at the following locations: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Jerome Library, Student Recreation Center and the front desk of each residence hall. If you have questions about tests or masks, please email

Your COVID-19 Questions

  • Main Campus [Bowling Green] The Wood County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline is available to answer your questions at 419-292-6100. Positive at-home COVID tests can be self-reported online.
  • Firelands Campus [Huron] The Erie County Health Department COVID-19 Information Line is available to answer your questions at 419-626-5623 Ext. 5170.
  • Still have questions? University-specific COVID-19 questions can be emailed to

Parent and Family Communications

Stay connected by ensuring you are on the BGSU Parents and Families email list. Families can sign up by visiting On this website you can access important campus news and deadlines, receive family newsletters and announcements via email, and share BGSU information with family and friends.

Submit a COVID-19 Question

Updated: 01/23/2023 12:07PM