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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

The information below is updated each Wednesday, based upon confirmed data as of 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 and surveillance testing and self-report. Includes fifteen (15) cumulative positive students reported at BGSU Firelands. Not all cases are residing in Bowling Green or Wood County.

This Period:

101

91 Students
2 Faculty 8 Staff

11/18/20 – 11/24/20

(67% of cases for this period live off-campus)

Last Period:

127

118 Students
3 Faculty 6 Staff

11/11/20 – 11/17/20

(82% of cases for this period live off-campus)

Cumulative:

872

832 Students
9 Faculty 31 Staff

8/20/20 - 11/24/20

Currently Active Cases:

71

64 Students
2 Faculty 5 Staff

This includes BGSU faculty, staff, and students who are being monitored by their local health department according to state and federal isolation criteria.

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:

13

89% beds available

As of 11/24/20

Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:

3

As of 11/24/20

Screening Testing (11/18/20 to 11/24/20)

Screening tests of targeted asymptomatic individuals.

Tests:

616

Positives:

2

Positivity Rate:

0.3%

Open On-Demand Testing [11/18/20 to 11/24/20]

Open testing for faculty, staff and students who may be asymptomatic, symptomatic, or have had an exposure.

Tests:

1147

Positives:

40

Positivity Rate:

3.5%

Cumulative Asymptomatic Testing (8/20/20 to 11/24/20)

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

Tests:

5849

Positives:

41

Positivity Rate:

0.7%

COVID-19 UPDATES

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 health@bgsu.edu 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.

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.

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