COVID-19 University Protocols

Updated as of May 1, 2022

Learn more about current BGSU COVID-19 guidelines and protocols on our Bowling Green and Firelands campuses. For answers to your questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email

Face Coverings

With updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments, BGSU will no longer require 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. At low and medium levels, universal indoor masking is no longer recommended as a public health practice. However, individuals may choose to wear face coverings at any time. Learn more about our recent 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

Physical Distancing

There is no requirement for physical distancing on campus indoors or outside, but we encourage physical distancing as much as the location allows to reduce the risk of exposure, quarantine or contracting COVID-19. BGSU will work to provide physical distancing options whenever possible for those who wish to continue with this practice.

The majority of classroom spaces are set at 3 feet distance between individuals, as measured by the center of the seat and recommended by the Wood County Health Department. Physical distancing of 3 feet in a classroom is not a requirement.

Positive Test

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, please immediately isolate yourself from others.

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.

Isolation and Quarantine Period

BGSU will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in regards to isolation and quarantine for students, faculty and staff. 

Updated: 05/05/2022 11:33PM