Coronavirus Updates

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The coronavirus pandemic and the policies and complications that followed has set international student enrollment on the decline, according to a November 2020 AP News article. International students from BGSU are faced with similar difficult decisions. Read more

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To say the least, 2020 was a year of chaos. But as the year closed we began to see the light. A new president-elect, a vaccine for the global pandemic and a turning point in which people and companies are seeing the end. But how do we move forward when we have just come out of a brutal year?… Read more

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout the world, many more stores are closing their doors sooner than usual on Thanksgiving this year. Here is the full list of stores closing down (source: blackfriday.com). Read more

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During COVID-19, schools across the nation have taken classes fully or partially online. Bowling Green State University academic psychologists Margaret Zoller Booth, Julia Mame Matuga and Audrey Roberts studied the different impacts remote or partially remote learning has on students and fac… Read more

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BGSU Dining Services is struggling to find enough employees to serve campus. Macey Austin spoke with one official who says COVID-19 is a factor, but dining services' struggle began years ago. Read more

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Low-income college students are dropping out at an alarming rate due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Sept. 16 article in The Washington Post.  The virus has presented an array of challenges for these students, and BGSU has met those challenges head-on.  Read more

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“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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“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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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