Anonymous. “The Indicator.” BGSU COVID-19 Stories. BGSU University Libraries, 31 Aug. 2020, lib.bgsu.edu/COVID19stories/items/show/1277. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.
|Description||When appeals to authority are not enough to get people to understand the how good our bad our current COVID-19 situation is, it becomes critical to look for indicators that can not be easily covered up or faked.|
These are apartments used by the university for quarantining sick individuals. In the early night, it is likely that they are awake and have their lights turned on. The Entrance and hallway lights are always on and can be ignored. By gauging the occupancy it can be easily determined how many people require isolation.
Of course, this method has a few flaws. Known metrics can be gamed. Not everyone who is sick knows it - there is a lag between getting sick and being quarantined. I hope I should never come to see these buildings filled as quarantine apartments, but given the lack of mask compliance on campus, I doubt it.
|Place||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
|Coverage||Falcon Landing, Bowling Green State University|