JWU announces baseline test results, phased restart for in-person learning

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Johnson & Wales University announced Wednesday that they plan to restart in-person classes with all culinary and baking as well as pastry lab classes.

The phased restart will begin this Sunday, October 18, and will continue Monday, October 19.

The University anticipates all other classes at to resume in-person learning on Tuesday, October 20.

The University began testing all students who live on campus, commute to campus, or live in Rhode Island and study remotely on October 5.

Johnson & Wales is still waiting for the most recent test results from Tuesday, but they’ve only found five positive cases of COVID-19 through the 2,400 tests that have been conducted.

Two of the five positive students are living on campus, the other three are learning from home. All five of these students are in isolation and anyone who was identified as a close contact has been quarantining.

Now that the University has established a baseline of its student population, there will be random testing on campus starting Tuesday, October 20.

Any faculty or staff who are regularly on campus will be included in the random testing.

For more information, visit jwu.edu.

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