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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 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.

For students returning to Providence: Campus resources

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For students returning to Providence: Campus resources

August 21, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2020 Virtual Guide to Brown

The Herald has compiled a list of campus services and resources for students returning to Providence to live on- or off-campus.

For students returning to Providence: Quiet period guidelines, testing procedures

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For students returning to Providence: Quiet period guidelines, testing procedures

August 21, 2020 0 comments

For the undergraduates granted permission to reside on campus, those living off campus on College Hill and graduate students, The Herald has compiled information on the details of returning to campus.

Students’ residence halls are gradually being repopulated as students return to campus. RPLs work to promote health and safety in the on-campus community.

News, University News

Brown undergraduates to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week for foreseeable future

August 13, 2020 0 comments

The University released its guidelines Aug. 11 for the free COVID-19 testing that will be required of returning students and employees during the fall semester. The summer testing pilot program currently in place will transition to this academic-year testing initiative beginning the week of Aug. 24.

Nearly 800 students to attend Brown remotely for fall semester

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Nearly 800 students to attend Brown remotely for fall semester

August 10, 2020 0 comments

Approximately 800 undergraduate students will study remotely during the upcoming semester, accounting for around 15.5 percent of respondents to the Fall 2020 Location of Study Form, which was completed by sophomores, juniors and seniors in July.

The nation's leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci spoke to the Brown Community in a live-streamed Zoom call Friday, in conversation with Ashish Jha, the incoming dean of the School of Public Health.

News, Science & Research

‘This is going to end:’ Anthony Fauci joins Ashish Jha to address COVID-19 pandemic in live-streamed Brown event

August 8, 2020 2 comments

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, spoke through  screens to the Brown community and the public Friday afternoon, sharing practical public health advice and updates on the nation’s COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

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COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

July 30, 2020 2 comments

Before classes resume on College Hill, the University intends to test all returning students for COVID-19. But what happens next?

CS professors, students plan for online instruction

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CS professors, students plan for online instruction

July 28, 2020 1 comment

In early spring, before COVID-19 had officially been deemed a pandemic and the semester moved online, the University’s Department of Computer Science was one of the first to begin moving its operations online.

Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

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Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

July 23, 2020 1 comment

The Undergraduate Council of Students’ pre-reopening decision poll revealed the majority of students surveyed are concerned about aspects of campus life as they prepare to return to College Hill in the fall.