PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) – Brown University Paused Dinner in Person and set a five-person limit for student social gatherings in response to a recent increase in confirmed coronavirus cases on campus.
The Ivy League school had 82 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests, primarily among university students, in the last seven days, according to a statement on Monday.
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“The increase in positive test results asymptomatic is a reflection of the delta variant transmissibility, our significant increase in the number of tests performed at Brown, and an increase in our student population, some of whom have been interacting with other students in various smaller groups outside of the classroom, especially indoors without masks, ”said the school's statement.
Those who test positive generally remain asymptomatic and there are no signs of serious illness or hospitalizations, the school said.
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No evidence of spread in classrooms and classes will continue, the school said.
The "short-term" restrictions also include an increase in testing for undergraduate students from one to two per week and an indoor mask requirement.
Brown requires vaccinations for students and employees.
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