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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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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

Given federal course-credit guidelines and the need for pubic health safety during the 2020-2021 acadmeic year, "the (academic) calendar had to be the way it is," according to VP Russell Carey.

News, University News

VP Carey: Increase in COVID-19 cases is a ‘definite turn in a different direction’ due to individual actions

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The University saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases this week, with 37 community members testing positive through the asymptomatic testing program March 21 to March 27, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. The majority of cases came from undergraduate students on campus.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

March 27, 2021 0 comments

On March 26, 2021, the COVID Pod team welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha again to discuss expanded vaccine eligibility coming soon to Rhode Island, how to address ongoing vaccine hesitancy and what the summer and next few years will look like after more people are vaccinated. Dr. Jha also provides his […]

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Marching Forward One Year Later

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research, University News

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Marching Forward One Year Later

March 13, 2021 0 comments

One year into the pandemic, and on the anniversary of the day Brown announced it would be closing to students and faculty in the wake of COVID-19 in March of 2020, The COVID Pod team welcomes Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha to have a conversation about looking ahead.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research, University News

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

March 3, 2021 0 comments

In this episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, recorded Tuesday, March 2, Dr. Jha speaks to the importance of equitable vaccine distribution, ventilation over sanitation for public spaces and the promises of the recently authorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine amid the rise of new virus variants.

The Broad Institute has increased the threshold for a positive test following changes to the testing process.

News, University News

VP Carey: Fewest weekly positive COVID-19 cases at Brown since October

February 15, 2021 5 comments

The University saw seven positive, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. Weekly cases have not been this low since last October when cases dipped to two per week, excluding winter break when testing volumes dropped. 

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Virus Variants, Vaccines and Valentine’s

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Virus Variants, Vaccines and Valentine’s

February 12, 2021 0 comments

On Friday, Feb. 12, the COVID Pod team sits down with Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, to discuss the variations underlying the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop its spread: virus variants, new vaccines in development — and even a COVID-19-conscious approach to socializing on Valentine’s Day.

The Bruno Brief: No in-person learning: the plight of Pawtucket schools

Metro, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The Bruno Brief: No in-person learning: the plight of Pawtucket schools

February 8, 2021 1 comment

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we take you into the Pawtucket School District — the only district in the state of Rhode Island to reject hybrid or in-person learning, and where parents, local Black Lives Matter leaders and the Rhode Island Department of Education have spoken out against the decision.

The Bruno Brief: Brown & millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid

Higher Ed, Podcasts, University News

The Bruno Brief: Brown & millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid

January 31, 2021 0 comments

In the first-ever episode of The Bruno Brief, The Herald’s new weekly podcast that digs deep into a standout story from the past week, we talk to senior staff writer Mia Freund about the University’s plans regarding millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 stimulus funding.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccinating the Nation, Two Doses at a Time

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccinating the Nation, Two Doses at a Time

January 29, 2021 0 comments

The COVID Pod is back in 2021 with more insight from Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University Ashish Jha. On this episode, The COVID Pod team takes a look at vaccine administration — what has been done so far and where it is going to go in the next few months.

Around the country, millions are traveling home for Thanksgiving despite pandemic restrictions. Meanwhile, some University students are playing it safe and staying on campus through the holiday and reading period.

News, University News

Brown’s fall semester comes to gradual close

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As classes wrap up before Thanksgiving break, many students are packing their bags to head home for the winter. Some have already departed. Others are hunkering down in their dorms and apartments for the reading period and beyond — opting to avoid a change in environment, and possible exposure, as COVID-19 cases rise.