Health and Self Care
Our individual health and the vitality of our community depends on each of us actively working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To that extent, comprehensive health protocols will be put in place including mandated social-distancing measures. Masks, which will be provided to everyone on campus, will be required in classrooms and public spaces. Screening, testing and disinfecting protocols have been established and a new respiratory clinic—a care center dedicated to evaluating people who may have COVID—will reside in Thompson House. If a student does contract COVID-19 or comes in contact with someone who has the virus, we have extensive contact tracing, isolation and quarantine processes in place.
We are actively engaged with the following experts as we plan for our fall re-opening. We will constantly be re-evaluating our processes and policies as new information becomes available.
- Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University Dr. Brandon Marshall, PhD
- Infectious disease physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Dr. Philip Chan
- Dr. Richard P. Keeling, MD and Dr. Jennifer Dickson, MPH DrPH of Keeling Associates Consulting
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
- Rhode Island Department of Health
- American College Health Association