COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements

Pursuant to BGSU Policy 3341-1-11, to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19 and other infections in anticipation of re-population of University locations beginning in Fall Semester 2020, the following COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements have been established. These COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements may necessitate future supplements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Ohio Department of Health. Any modifications (or rescissions) of the Requirements will be communicated via the BGSU COVID-19 webpage and electronic communication to faculty, staff, and students. The COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements apply to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors of the University while present at any University location or University function.

  1. COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements
    Each member of the BGSU community must take the following measures:
    1. Complete a self-administered wellness check each day before coming to any University location or leaving on-campus housing to closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 such as: a fever at or above 100.4 F, dry cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, or any other symptoms as updated by the Centers for Disease Control or the Ohio Department of Health.
      1. Any off-campus student, employee or visitor experiencing one or more of these symptoms shall not come to any University location or function and shall self-isolate per CDC guidelines or until cleared by their primary care professional.
      2. Any residential student or employee experiencing one or more of these symptoms shall self-isolate per CDC guidelines or until cleared by their primary care professional.
    2. Practice physical distancing of at least six (6) feet with others to the extent feasible.
    3. Engage in enhanced hygiene and cleaning efforts by frequent hand washing or hand sanitizing and contribute to the effort to maintain cleanliness of the spaces used.
    4. Unless alone in an assigned work area or residential setting, or an exception is approved by the University, wear a face covering as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health.
    5. Participate fully and honestly with contact tracing (exposure notification), testing, quarantining, or isolating as requested by the University or local health department.
    6. Avoid large group gatheringsĀ and follow all public health measures required by the City of Bowling Green, the Wood County Health Department, and the State of Ohio.
    7. Adhere to all University restrictions on travel.
    8. Abide all additional requirements that are communicated by the University, including but not limited to quarantine or isolation requirements that may be necessary for the University to implement.
  2. Failure to Comply with COVID-19 Personal and Community Health Requirements

Each person within the BGSU community must comply with the above measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct as an offense or the applicable employee discipline process. Visitors failing to comply with this policy may be prohibited from remaining on or returning to campus.