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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

The University said community members should treat the summer as a "transition period," during which campus policies may continue to shift.

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U. reduces COVID-19 testing frequency, updates mask-wearing, social distancing guidelines

May 27, 2021 5 comments

The University announced “significant changes” to its COVID-19 guidelines that will “enable increased campus activities” in response to improving public health conditions both on campus and across the state, according to a Thursday email from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

The University previously hosted its first on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic May 17. All students planning to return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year must be vaccinated by the fall semester.

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University to require all employees, on-campus students to receive COVID-19 vaccine by July 1

May 20, 2021 7 comments

The University will require that all employees and all students engaged in on-campus activities receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, according to a May 20 letter sent to the Brown community by President Christina Paxson P’19.

The summer Quiet Period was previously shortened to seven days from the original 14-day Quiet Period implemented during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

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Brown ends Quiet Period early at start of summer term

May 15, 2021 0 comments

The University ended Quiet Period today, three days early for students who arrived on campus from May 9 to 11 for the summer semester, according to a Saturday email from Associate Vice Presidents for Campus Life Vanessa Britto MMSc’96 and Koren Bakkegard.

Students, faculty and teaching assistants who wish to do so will have the option to continue learning remotely, despite in-person instruction.

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Brown guidelines for Summer 2021 semester

May 11, 2021 0 comments

With students returning to campus for the summer semester, the University maintains the importance of following public health guidelines. The summer term will enroll about 2,000 undergraduate students and two groups of pre-college summer program students in June and July.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

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The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

April 10, 2021 0 comments

On the last episode of The COVID Pod, recorded on the morning of April 9, 2021, Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is back to comment on Brown’s plans toward a more traditional semester in fall of 2021.

The University encourages community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, who cited vaccinations as a means of helping to prevent the spread of variants.

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VP Carey discusses student COVID-19 vaccine requirement for fall, COVID-19 protocol moving forward

April 9, 2021 3 comments

Sixteen University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from April 1 to April 7, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation April 8.

Univeristy Covid-19 testing centers will remain open in the break between the spring and summer semesters.

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VP Carey looks ahead as R.I. general vaccine eligibility date, end of semester approach

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-seven community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program between March 25 and March 31, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update April 2.

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.

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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)

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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

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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.