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Topic: masks

University temporarily suspends in-person dining and increases undergraduate testing to twice weekly in light of the uptick in asymptomatic cases last week.

News, University News

University halts in-person dining, limits social gatherings after uptick in COVID-19 cases

September 13, 2021 16 comments

The University will halt in-person dining, increase mandatory testing and restrict social gatherings among other temporary restrictions in light of an increase in positive asymptomatic cases in the undergraduate population over the past week, according to a community-wide email Monday.

Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

Metro, News

Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

September 8, 2021 2 comments

Cases of COVID-19 are once again steeply increasing in Rhode Island with the prevalence of the Delta variant, prompting new restrictions and more calls for the unvaccinated to get a shot.

The decision to return to its previous guidelines comes just weeks after the University’s July 7 announcement that fully vaccinated individuals would no longer have to wear masks while inside campus facilities.

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U. reinstates masking, other protocols, citing Delta variant concerns

August 3, 2021 4 comments

The University has reinstated its mask-wearing requirement for vaccinated individuals in indoor facilities on campus, increased its required COVID-19 testing frequency for on-campus community members and revised its initial plan for employees to return to on-campus operations, citing the rapid spread of variants.

Brown researchers find political partisanship greatest predictive factor of COVID-19 safe behaviors

News, Science & Research

Brown researchers find political partisanship greatest predictive factor of COVID-19 safe behaviors

July 16, 2021 0 comments

Neither perceived risk nor actual risk of COVID-19 infection predict rates of mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published by researchers from the University’s Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences department in June.

Between July 4 and July 10, one University faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

‘Testament to the community’: VP Carey discusses changes after campus students, faculty surpass 90 percent vaccination levels

July 11, 2021 9 comments

The University will begin returning to pre-pandemic campus life after on-campus students and faculty exceeded 90 percent vaccination levels, resuming in-person dining at the Sharpe Refectory and closing access to COVID-19 testing sites for vaccinated individuals this week.

Students returning to campus for the fall semester are required to receive their final dose and upload their vaccination card to the University’s health portal by August 1.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

University reaches 90 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate

July 7, 2021 0 comments

The University has reached a 90 percent overall COVID-19 vaccination rate for students, faculty and staff currently engaged in on-campus activity, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president of planning and policy, wrote in an email to the community Wednesday morning.