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Topic: COVID-19

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard shows data on the small number of Brown community members who tested positive since the testing program began on August 24.

News, Science & Research

Comparing Brown’s COVID-19 positivity rate to other college campuses

September 17, 2020 2 comments

Out of over 23,000 asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered at the University since the beginning of its academic-year testing program Aug. 24, under 0.1 percent have come back positive. 14 total cases have arisen out of over 6,000 people enrolled in the testing program, yielding a prevalence rate of 0.2 percent. 

Health Services says CAPS, BWell and Student Support Services will offer virtual treatment for remote students alongside telehealth this fall.

News, University News

Brown telehealth services here to stay

September 17, 2020 0 comments

Health Services will offer both in-person and virtual care during the fall semester, as many students begin returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

COVID-19 Updates, 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. 

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

September 15, 2020 5 comments

Last week, on Sept. 10, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent an email to the Brown community announcing that the University would be moving forward with Phase 2 of its reopening plans.

The Herald spoke with students in Providence, Rhode Island; Sea Ranch, California; Quito, Ecuador and Prague, Czech Republic about their first week of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

News, University News

Five students on a first week of school like no other

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Herald spoke with five students, spread across three continents and in four class years, about a first week back to school like no other.

Pulling narratives from pages of COVID-19 health data

News, Science & Research

Pulling narratives from pages of COVID-19 health data

September 14, 2020 0 comments

The numbers, labels and descriptions pertaining to medical patients and COVID-19 cases that are housed in electronic health records may seem to be nothing more than a track record — a jumble of information a physician updates, typing away as their patient sits down for a visit.

Modified CURE courses, though dealing with significant constraints because of the pandemic, are still giving students the opportunity to conduct original research.

News, Science & Research

Faculty reimagine their research, research-based courses during COVID-19

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Laboratories and lab-based courses have gradually regained momentum, filling up University faculty’s schedules once again and prompting the redesign of their day-to-day operations and class syllabi.

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

News, University News

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Between monitoring the statewide and national numbers, securing adequate and timely testing and ensuring ample space for quarantining and isolating community members, the decision to reopen Brown’s campus to more students and return to in-person instruction amid a pandemic was multi-layered.

Fewer mobile blood drives during the coronavirus pandemic have caused shortages for The Rhode Island Blood Center and other centers around the country.

Metro, News

R.I. blood supply in jeopardy amid COVID-19 concerns

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Many mobile blood drives in Rhode Island scheduled for this upcoming fall have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kara LeBlanc, marketing communications manager of the Rhode Island Blood Center.

News, University News

Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Although the University has decided to welcome more students back to College Hill and classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is continuing to monitor the situation and willing to make changes to its approach.