Coronavirus Updates

“This week, there has been a slight increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in comparison to our last reporting period, and, with increased cases comes an increased number of contacts who need to quarantine,” Chief Health Officer Ben Batey stated in an email. Read more

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During the fifth week of the semester, the on-campus Starbucks in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union closed its doors for two weeks after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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“I'm still trying to encourage people that you should still screen yourself on a daily basis, because even on Saturdays or Sundays, you're probably going out and doing other things with family or friends or different activities.”  Read more

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A small group of parents gathered outside the BG City Schools admin building today. The group is pushing for the reopening of buildings. Reporter Chase Bachman spoke with protesters to hear what problems they have with virtual learning. Read more

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Chief Health Officer Ben Batey has announced 61 new positive coronavirus cases between Sept. 9 to Sept. 15. Eighty-five percent of this week’s cases have been reported from students living off campus. Read more

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Reporter Macey Austin looks into the process of coronavirus surveillance testing at BGSU. Reporter Jake Elston speaks with fall sports coaches and finds out how they're keeping busy with practices. Read more

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BGSU recently released personal and community health requirements to ensure everyone’s safety from COVID-19. The first requirement on the ‘University Policies’ webpage is for community members, students and staff to do a self-administered wellness check, where each individual monitors their … Read more

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The decision to live on campus amid the pandemic presents a challenge for many incoming and returning students. BGSU’s Chief Health Officer Ben Batey recommends that all on-campus students familiarize themselves with the quarantine and isolation process before returning to campus. Read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many colleges to reevaluate opening for the fall. BGSU is undergoing extreme protocol changes for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, while following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, as well as the Ohio Department of Health. Read more

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In the latest edition of The Swoop Podcast, Chase Bachman and Shayne Nissen talk about the MAC postponing fall sports to the spring, Power 5 conferences postponing football, and area high schools going forward as planned. Read more

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The growing surge of COVID-19 cases across the country has brought on new challenges, including the return of collegiate sports. The Mid-American Conference has responded by delaying the start of fall Olympic sports until Sept. 3. Read more

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The coronavirus shut down sucks. Like, really sucks. It sucks so much that not even movies were spared from COVID-19, which shut down theaters everywhere and delayed movies seemingly indefinitely. Not all hope is lost, however. A few movies have a new release date in sight. Here are five mov… Read more

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With COVID-19 affecting millions of people every day, people are doing their best to reach out and help one another. Since Lady Gaga announced her star-studded televised “Together at Home” benefit show, with proceeds going to funding protective equipment for medical workers through the World… Read more

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On March 13, President Rogers announced the remainder of the classes for the 2020 spring semester will be held online. While this is not the last semester many seniors had in mind, students are adjusting and seeing the good in this situation. Read more