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Topic: Russell Carey

Univeristy Covid-19 testing centers will remain open in the break between the spring and summer semesters.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey looks ahead as R.I. general vaccine eligibility date, end of semester approach

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-seven community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program between March 25 and March 31, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update April 2.

Given federal course-credit guidelines and the need for pubic health safety during the 2020-2021 acadmeic year, "the (academic) calendar had to be the way it is," according to VP Russell Carey.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey: Increase in COVID-19 cases is a ‘definite turn in a different direction’ due to individual actions

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The University saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases this week, with 37 community members testing positive through the asymptomatic testing program March 21 to March 27, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. The majority of cases came from undergraduate students on campus.

The University is currently discussing whether to make the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for students and employees.

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VP Carey: Brown is ‘strongly encouraging’ vaccinations, but no ‘expectations’ for on-campus vaccination site

March 21, 2021 0 comments

Governor Dan McKee announced Thursday that Rhode Island will move up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date for all adults to April 19. The University “welcomes” the announcement, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation March 19.

The University saw 23 positive COVID-19 cases in the week of Mar. 7 to Mar. 13, according to Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

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Campus COVID-19 cases trend in an ‘encouraging direction’ while state vaccine eligibility expands

March 14, 2021 0 comments

As the University reported relatively steady levels of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases among community members from last week through its testing program, Rhode Island saw increased vaccine eligibility. 

Since the testing program began on Aug. 24, the number of completed tests has now surpassed 250,000.

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VP Carey: Brown community sees ‘encouraging’ declines in positive COVID-19 cases following spike

March 7, 2021 0 comments

The University saw a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases this week after a spike in numbers the previous week.

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

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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.

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

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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 […]

The Broad Institute has increased the threshold for a positive test following changes to the testing process.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey: Fewest weekly positive COVID-19 cases at Brown since October

February 15, 2021 5 comments

The University saw seven positive, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. Weekly cases have not been this low since last October when cases dipped to two per week, excluding winter break when testing volumes dropped. 

Brown moves to Level 2 Activity Status

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Brown moves to Level 2 Activity Status

February 7, 2021 0 comments

The University will transition into Level 2 Activity Status Monday, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy, announced in an email to the Brown community Sunday evening. 

With the transition to Modified Activity Level Two, classes of up to 19 students were permitted to meet in-person starting Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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VP Carey: University feels “confident” moving to modified Campus Activity Level 2 as positive cases remain “relatively steady”

January 28, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-nine COVID-19 tests returned positive this week for University members enrolled in the asymptomatic testing program, of which 21 were students and eight were employees, according to Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.