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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

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.

Athletic Department gets involved with Brown’s COVID-19 response

Sports

Athletic Department gets involved with Brown’s COVID-19 response

September 21, 2020 0 comments

Instead of fighting for wins on their season records, this fall, Brown’s Athletic Department staff are helping the University fight COVID-19.

Since April, the students and faculty on the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force have held meetings to discuss how to reopen campus for the fall semester.

News, University News

Brown’s Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force members outline experience, challenges

September 16, 2020 1 comment

In April, Brown created the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force: a 14-person committee charged with giving high-level administrators recommendations for developing a public health plan for reopening in the fall. 

The University COVID-19 test statistics reflect data collected from Aug. 25-Sept. 15.

News, University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 13 total positive cases as of 9/15

September 15, 2020 0 comments

As college students across the country face sudden evacuations of their schools and administrators scramble to modify reopening plans announced in the summer, one common metric underlies each decision: testing numbers. 

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

News, University News

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

September 7, 2020 0 comments

For Shanghai resident Tiffany Chan ’23, coming back to Brown from China this fall requires an unusual, extra long layover: 14 days of quarantine in Hong Kong. The stop is necessary because of current travel restrictions banning non-U.S. passport holders from entering the U.S. directly from China. 

Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

News, University News

Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

September 1, 2020 3 comments

The University has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by students seeking reimbursement of tuition, fees, and room and board following the University’s decision to close campus in March and transition exclusively to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brown announces educational campaign on COVID-19 public health guidelines

News, University News

Brown announces educational campaign on COVID-19 public health guidelines

August 27, 2020 1 comment

As some students return to campus and Providence, the University has launched the Brown Takes Care campaign to encourage personal responsibility for public health by providing both physical and online resources to stay safe and maintain the community.