Latest COVID-19 information for RI universities

Below is a list of the latest coronavirus information from our local Rhode Island universities. 

(WLNE) – Below is a list of the latest coronavirus information from our local Rhode Island universities.

Brown University released the following statement today, “We’ve been anticipating for weeks that offering classes remotely could become a necessity at some point, whether is isolated instances or University-wide. And we’ve been advising faculty to prepare or update contingency plans for using technology to continue teaching and research, in case we reach that point. It’s possible that we could move to remote instruction at some point, but we’ve not reached that point at Brown as of now.” For the latest COVID-19 announcements from Brown University, click here.

Bryant University students are currently on spring break. Earlier today, the university announced that classes will begin virtually on Tuesday, March 17 until Friday, March 27. During this time no classes will be held on campus. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from Bryant University, click here.

University of Rhode Island students are currently on Spring Break and the university plans to deliver classes to students on campus. A plan has been devised for virtual learning if the time comes when it needs to be implemented. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from URI, click here.

Rhode Island College students will be going forth with regularly scheduled classes. For the latest information on COVID-19 from Rhode Island College, click here.

CCRI expanded its travel policy to include suspending all college-sponsored domestic travel (On Saturday, CCRI suspended college-sponsored international travel). CCRI also canceled all events with 100 or more participants through Tuesday, April 7, including those organized by outside community partners hosted on a CCRI campus. For the more information on COVID-19 announcements from CCRI, click here.

Salve Regina University has announced that there is currently no identified risk to the campus community. For the latest coronavirus information at Salve University, click here.

Providence College classes are set to be delivered on campus. The college has a plan in place in case courses need to be offered virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from Providence College, click here.

Roger Williams University will be moving all classes to virtual learning. A statement on schools website states the following, “With the health and well-being of our campus community as our top priority, and in alignment with guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to initiate aggressive containment measures, Roger Williams University is enacting plans to transition to online and alternate modes of instruction that will begin on March 23 and continue for as long as necessary this semester. In order to be fully prepared to transition to contingency plans, the University is extending our student spring break by one week.”  In addition, the school has banned all international spring break programs and has suspended all study abroad programs with a CDC-Level Three threat, including Italy, South Korea and China. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from Roger Williams University, click here.

RISD will continue classes as regularly scheduled. The school has notified and asked all students, faculty and staff to take the proper precautions in preventing the virus. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from RIDS, click here.

Johnson and Wales have instructed all staff, faculty and students who have traveled or are traveling to a CDC-Level Three threat country, to self-isolate upon their return home and their return to campus. For more information on COVID-19 announcements from Johnson and Wales, click here.

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