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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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Jed Fox and Leon Jiang / Herald

Source: Rhode Island Department of Health

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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

VP Carey: Despite increase in COVID-19 cases, ‘we don’t feel that we’ve seen spread on campus’

News, University News

VP Carey: Despite increase in COVID-19 cases, ‘we don’t feel that we’ve seen spread on campus’

November 5, 2020 0 comments

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 and University Spokesperson Brian Clark discussed Halloween weekend, the election and the recent uptick in positive asymptomatic test results in conversations with The Herald Oct. 29 and Nov 5.

Gov. Gina Raimondo implemented a stay-at-home advisory and shortened some in-person business operating hours, among other measures, Thursday.

News, University News

Rhode Island to initiate stricter public health restrictions following COVID-19 case climb

November 5, 2020 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced adjustments to Rhode Island’s Phase 3 public health guidelines Thursday, which will begin Nov. 8 and last at least two weeks as a precautionary measure against the continuing climb in COVId-19 cases. Rhode Island saw 566 positive COVID-19 test results Nov. 4.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

October 30, 2020 0 comments

On the eve of Halloween, Dr. Ashish Jha joins The Herald’s COVID Pod team to discuss the implications of the Nov. 3 presidential election and how to safely exercise the right to vote. Dr. Jha also touches on the lockdowns occurring in multiple European countries and what that means for the United States.

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

News, University News

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

October 29, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer an in-person residential experience for students from each undergraduate class for the spring semester, though space constraints may limit how many students can return. 

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

October 18, 2020 0 comments

In the inaugural episode of “The COVID Pod with Ashish Jha,” The Brown Daily Herald’s Editor-in-Chief Colleen Cronin ’21 joins Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha to discuss the national news surrounding ongoing vaccine trials, President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of group gatherings.

In early spring, the University began formulating plans for students to vacate campus and finish the semester remotely.

News, University News

A timeline of University COVID-19 decision-making

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Since early March, the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the University to reconsider important aspects of campus life and the student experience.

Brown suspends Spring 2021 study abroad programming

News, University News

Brown suspends Spring 2021 study abroad programming

October 7, 2020 0 comments

All study abroad programming for the Spring 2021 semester has been canceled, Brown’s Office of International Programs announced Wednesday morning.

COVID-19 testing returns eight asymptomatic positive test results in the week of Sept. 27, one third of positive results since Aug. 24, but isolation and quarantine rooms remain well below capacity.

University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 24 total positives cases as of 10/5

October 5, 2020 0 comments

The University’s asymptomatic testing program returned eight confirmed positive test results in the week of Sept. 27, constituting one third of the total positive results since the start of the asymptomatic testing program on Aug. 24.

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

News, Science & Research

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

September 28, 2020 0 comments

Picture thousands of undergraduate students unpacking their bags at an isolated Brown University campus free from outside contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this simplified scenario, a certain number of these students are carrying stowaway SARS-CoV-2 particles.

Students with remote status but residing in Providence urged to come forward and register for testing program

News, University News

Students with remote status but residing in Providence urged to come forward and register for testing program

September 24, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 urged students who are listed as studying remotely but have returned to Providence to come forward and enroll in the University’s testing program immediately, in a community-wide email sent Thursday.