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COVID-19 Updates

The Brown Daily Herald is documenting all cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island.

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Source: Rhode Island Department of Health

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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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Three University students tested for COVID-19 as state precautions increase

March 10, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto to students and faculty Monday.

Although ADOCH has been modified for weather-related reasons in the past, this year’s cancellation will mark the first time “in recent memory” an incoming class will not have an official admitted students event, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

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Brown cancels ADOCH to ensure safety of admitted, current students

March 9, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The University has canceled A Day on College Hill in response to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Dean of Admission Logan Powell wrote in an email to recently admitted students.

Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

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Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

March 6, 2020 Comments are Disabled

In light of “the rapidly evolving impact” of COVID-19 coronavirus, President Paxson announced substantial new University event and travel policies, in an email circulated to community members March 6. 

RISD canceled its study abroad program in Rome, while the University canceled its “Brown in Bologna” program due to coronavirus fears.

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Brown, RISD respond to growing coronavirus concerns

March 6, 2020 1 comment

The University and the Rhode Island School of Design recently unveiled new immediate and long-term policies concerning the coronavirus outbreak, according to interviews, emails and a town hall hosted by RISD administrators.

Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

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Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

March 5, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Onésimo Almeida MA’77 PhD’80 P’06, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, after fears of exposure following a trip to Portugal during which he interacted with people who were diagnosed with COVID-19. The professor did test positive for the flu.