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Cranston West Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus

GoLocalProv News Team A Cranston West High School student has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced on ; No additional details about the student were ; This announcement comes just after Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced nine new cases in Rhode ; There are now 14 cases of coronavirus in the ; Cranston West students, parents and faculty were sent the following letter.  Dear Students, Parents, Faculty & Staff of CHSW: Within the past hour, Cranston Public Schools was notified of a positive test result of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) for a student at Cranston High School ; The…
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Se anuncian amplias medidas para prevenir la transmisión de COVID-19 en Rhode Island

Las medidas se refieren a escuelas, hogares de ancianos y viajeros internacionales. Mientras Rhode Island continúa respondiendo a la enfermedad por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), la gobernadora Gina M. Raimondo anunció hoy un conjunto de medidas amplias destinadas a limitar o prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en Rhode Island. Estas medidas se refieren a escuelas, hogares de ancianos y cualquier persona que haya viajado internacionalmente en los últimos 14 días. El anuncio de estas medidas se produce cuando Rhode Island anuncia nueve casos adicionales de COVID-19. Estas personas incluyen cuatro hombres y cinco mujeres. Hay tres casos pediátricos y seis casos…
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Broad Measures Announced to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in Rhode Island

Measures pertain to schools, nursing homes, and international travelers As Rhode Island continues to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a set of broad measures today intended to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. These measures pertain to schools, nursing homes, and anyone who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days. The announcement of these measures is coming as Rhode Island is announcing an additional nine cases of ;These people include four males and five females. There are three pediatric cases and six adult cases. While the Rhode Island Department…
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Community College of Rhode Island

The college has decided to extend spring break through March 22 and switch to remote instruction beginning March 23 and continuing until at least April 3. CCRI has suspended all college-sponsored international travel for the near future and canceled all events with 100 or more participants through Apri 7. All CCRI faculty, staff and students who have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Japan in the last 14 days and going forward must notify the college and should remain at home until 14 symptom-free days have passed from the date of your return to Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island College

The college is cancelling classes from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2020. On Monday, March 23, classes will resume through online and/or alternative delivery until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor this course of action as the situation evolves.
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Salve Regina University

Salve Regina has canceled university-sponsored trips abroad during spring break, as well as some university-sponsored domestic trips to states where health emergencies have been declared. The school has also postponed some campus events with more than 100 attendees through the end of spring break, March ;Events taking place after that date will be evaluated over the coming days. Only students who are studying abroad in Italy have been directed home. The university has requested that these students remain off-campus in their permanent residence to complete their courses remotely as hosted by their specific program centers, and will not be housed on campus.
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Roger Williams University

On Monday, the RWU Emergency Response Team sent a notice to the campus community that 15 students and one faculty member have been asked to self-quarantine for two weeks out of an abundance of caution. The group attended a Conservative Political Action Conference late last month which has since been connected to a case of the virus. The university said none of the attendees have exhibited symptoms and there’s no concern of exposure on campus, stressing that there’s no need for those who’ve had contact with the attendees to quarantine. The campus has undergone rigorous cleaning and sanitizing over the past six…
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Bryant University announced that is switching to online classes until the end of the month

From Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 27, all campus classrooms will be closed and the university will move to a schedule of online classes. Bryant also wants all students, faculty, and staff who have been to Italy, Iran, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), South Korea, and Japan to stay home for two weeks before returning to campus. Upon their return, they are required to check in with Health Services. Custodians have been disinfecting surfaces on a daily and nightly basis, using a clean cloth and disinfectant solution created for this purpose. The sold-out 2020 Bryant University Women’s Summit has been postponed,…
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URI Cancel In-Person Classes

The University of Rhode Island: All in-person undergraduate and graduate classes are canceled from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20. From March 23, through at least April 3, all classes and meetings will be delivered remotely and online classes will continue as scheduled. The university said faculty members have been instructed to relay their plans for remote instruction to their students by March 23. URI has also suspended all university-sponsored international travel until May 1 pending evolving circumstances. University officials say there are no known cases of COVID-19 within the campus community. If you have recently traveled to or from a…
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Rhode Island School of Design

Dear members of the RISD community, I write you today as COVID-19 continues to evolve. I know our community feels anxious and uncertain about what lies ahead – please know that a number of people across our institution have been working around the clock to determine how best to keep our community safe while maintaining continuity, and I am grateful to each of them for their tireless efforts. While there continue to be no known cases of COVID-19 at RISD and the recent tests on three Brown students came back negative, the potential for the situation to change is real…
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