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.
2 Faculty 8 Staff
11/18/20 – 11/24/20
(67% of cases for this period live off-campus)
3 Faculty 6 Staff
11/11/20 – 11/17/20
(82% of cases for this period live off-campus)
9 Faculty 31 Staff
8/20/20 - 11/24/20
Currently Active Cases:
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:
89% beds available
As of 11/24/20
Students Currently Quarantined in Residence Halls:
As of 11/24/20
Screening Testing (11/18/20 to 11/24/20)
Screening tests of targeted asymptomatic individuals.
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.
Cumulative Asymptomatic Testing (8/20/20 to 11/24/20)
Randomized surveillance testing of students and targeted screening testing of asymptomatic individuals.
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 email@example.com 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.