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Massachusetts reports 2,107 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
April 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,107 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a slight decline from the 2,184 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 3. Saturday’s total marks the fourth day this week...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports three new positive COVID-19 tests, bringing semester total to 151

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 9, 2021

Emerson reported three new positive COVID-19 tests Friday out of the 1,225 tests administered Thursday, bringing the college’s 7-day positivity rate to .48 percent and to 28 positives reported in the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,938 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,938 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a significant decline from the 2,292 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 8.  Thursday’s total marks the second day...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,292 new coronavirus cases, surpasses 17,000 coronavirus deaths

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,292 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 1,566 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 21.  Wednesday’s total marks the first day...

Meal bags being taken to quarantined and isolated students in the Paramount residence hall.

Positive COVID-19 tests and tightened restrictions rock campus life

Emerson canceled all in-person student activities beginning at 5 p.m. for at least the next seven days on Wednesday, the result of an unprecedented spike in positive COVID-19 tests among community members...

Emerson's COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson reports 5 new positives, 7-day total up to 31

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 6, 2021

Positive COVID-19 tests at Emerson continued to surge Tuesday, after the college reported five new positives from testing conducted on Monday — bringing the total number reported over the past seven...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,912 new coronavirus cases across two days

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 5, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,912 new coronavirus cases Monday, a rise from the 2,263 new infections reported Saturday. Monday’s case totals include both Sunday and Monday’s reports; the state did not release...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,263 new coronavirus cases

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 3, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,263 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 2,160 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 36.  Saturday’s case total marks the fourth day this week...

Emerson's 2010 Commencement ceremonyy

Emerson institutes safety precautions for in-person graduation

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
April 3, 2021

Emerson announced its in-person commencement at Fenway Park will feature socially distanced pods for students and their guests, as well as mandatory mask-wearing, according to an email sent on Friday evening. Students...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports no new positive tests, after 7 reported Thursday

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
April 2, 2021

Emerson reported no new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, a day after reporting seven, from the 311 tests administered Thursday, leaving the spring semester’s total to 116, a 93 percent increase from...

Emerson's COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson reports 7 new positives, bringing weekly total past double digits for first time in weeks

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
April 1, 2021

Emerson reported seven new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday out of the 1,063 tests administered Wednesday, bringing the spring semester’s total to 116, a 93 percent increase from last semester’s...

Fenway Park

The classes of 2020 and 2021 weigh up Fenway Park commencement ceremony

By Frankie Rowley and Ann E. Matica
April 1, 2021

Seven upcoming and recent graduates expressed varying levels of excitement following Emerson’s Tuesday evening announcement that the college will hold an in-person commencement ceremony at Fenway Park...

A sign showing modified bathroom capacity.

Emerson restrictions lift as cases increase in state

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
April 1, 2021

Coronavirus cases are once again on the rise in Massachusetts—topping 2,000 reported in a single day four times in the last week after not clearing that marker since mid-February, a rise that comes amid...

Lee Pelton with members of the program.

Emerson Prison Initiative set to resume in-person classes

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 1, 2021

The Emerson Prison Initiative is set to resume in-person instruction for incarcerated students at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Concord on April 5 after access to the prison was halted twice...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,252 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 31, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,252 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,683 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 36.  Wednesday’s case total marks the first day this week...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,683 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 30, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,683 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a rise from the 1,464 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 18.  Tuesday’s case total marks the third day in a row cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,464 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 29, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,464 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 1,817 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 15.  Monday’s case total marks the second day in a row cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 28, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,817 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a rise from the 2,362 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 29.  Saturday’s case total marked the third time this week...

On-campus spaces see loosened capacity limits

On-campus spaces see loosened capacity limits

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
March 28, 2021

Room capacity limits in some indoor spaces on Emerson’s campus were increased last week, a result of low positive COVID-19 tests and a declining positivity rate across the campus, administrators announced...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,362 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
March 27, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,362 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 2,301 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 35.  Saturday’s case totals mark the third time this week...

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