BGSU COVID-19 Response

Updated as of May 1, 2022

BGSU will continue to provide updates to our community regarding COVID-19 planning. 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.

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.

Face Covering Guidance

With updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments, BGSU will no longer requires face coverings on its campuses effective Feb. 28, 2022. 

Recognizing some faculty or students may have underlying health conditions and need time to discuss precautions with their health care provider, faculty may require students to temporarily wear a face covering in classroom settings. Students will be notified by their instructor when applicable.

Recommended precautions are now tied to risk levels based on local health department guidance. BGSU will follow guidance from the Wood County Health Department and Erie County Health Department. Individuals may choose to wear face coverings at any time. Learn more about our face covering announcement ➔

Free KN95 masks are available at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Jerome Library and Student Recreation Center. If you have questions 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: 05/27/2022 11:35AM