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Topic: COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Updates, 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.

Students will be able to apply to study remotely “should circumstances warrant it,” according to the announcement.

News, University News

University plans to return to two-semester, in-person learning model for 2021-22 academic year

March 2, 2021 0 comments

The University expects to return to a two-semester system where all undergraduate, graduate and medical students will be brought back to campus to take classes and conduct research in person for the 2021-22 academic year.

(Photo: Tracy Pan / Herald)

Students receive email reminders to book a follow-up appointment three days after their most recent COVID test.

News, University News

University increases frequency of follow-ups for student testing in spring semester

March 1, 2021 0 comments

For undergraduates living on or off campus, testing is required twice a week, while graduate students are either required to test once or twice a week depending on time spent on campus, according to the Healthy Brown website. 

The University plans to distribute new mask kits at the testing sites starting Monday. Campus activity level remains at level 2.

News, University News

VP Carey: Brown sees highest number of weekly positive cases in spring, but ‘not alarmed’ yet

February 28, 2021 1 comment

The University saw its highest number of weekly positive COVID-19 cases for the spring semester so far from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28 after a steady decline in positive COVID-19 cases since students’ arrival this semester.

The University announced plans to distribute $5.4 million in COVID-19 aid, including $4.8 million in federal funding from the CARES Act and CRRSAA Acts.

News, University News

University announces distribution of $5.4 million in COVID-19 aid

February 26, 2021 1 comment

The University will begin distributing $5.4 million to approximately 3,500 eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students the week of March 8, according to a community-wide email from Provost Richard Locke P’18 Friday.

For patients served by Connect for Health, “a lot of compounding problems” have piled up in the pandemic, such as rent, food insecurity and COVID-19 itself, Anoop Gurram ’21 said.

Metro, News

Connect for Health finds ways to assist patients remotely

February 23, 2021 0 comments

Last March, before Rhode Island locked down for the pandemic, a woman with two daughters walked into the Hasbro Adolescent Healthcare Center, where Connect for Health Program Coordinator Hilda Castillo was working.  “The little girls were freezing,” Castillo said.

McGough ’23: There will always be police

Columns, Opinions

McGough ’23: There will always be police

February 22, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original sin reared…

The Bruno Brief: How Brown Students are Creating Meaning While on Leave Away from College Hill

Multimedia, News, Podcasts, University News

The Bruno Brief: How Brown Students are Creating Meaning While on Leave Away from College Hill

February 22, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we hear from students who decided to take leaves of absence from Brown in light of the pandemic about the semesters they’ve created for themselves instead. We talk to contributing writer Kashif Ansari ’24, who spoke to these students currently spread across the globe.

The COVID-19 testing centers at the OMAC and One Davol Square were both closed Monday due to supply shortages.

News, University News

COVID-19 testing at OMAC, One Davol Square paused due to supplies shortage

February 22, 2021 0 comments

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Complex and One Davol Square in the Jewelry District, two of three venues where asymptomatic COVID-19 tests are being conducted, canceled all remaining scheduled tests Monday mid-day due to supply shortages.

VP Carey: Low weekly number of COVID-19 cases continues but public health, safety practices remain important

News, University News

VP Carey: Low weekly number of COVID-19 cases continues but public health, safety practices remain important

February 21, 2021 0 comments

The University saw seven community members test positive for COVID-19 in the asymptomatic testing program between Feb. 18 and 20, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. The seven cases follow a week when zero students tested positive, from Feb. 11 to 17.  “Since the beginning of the term, we’ve […]