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

Emerson reports six new positive tests, bringing spring total to 11

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2021

Emerson reported six new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, bringing the spring testing cycle’s total to 11. The new positives push the college's positivity rate to 0.68 percent before the majority...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Gov. Baker lifts 9:30 pm curfew on restaurants, other businesses

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service January 21, 2021

Citing improvements to COVID-19 metrics since the start of the year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he will lift the 9:30 p.m. curfew that he imposed in November on restaurants and other businesses,...

Emerson's testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Epidemiologists say risk of college reopening diffused by regulations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor January 21, 2021

Emerson is marshaling thousands of students from their homes across the country for the second time this academic year, as the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts sits at over ten...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 3,987 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 3,987 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a drastic rise from the 2,567 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 78.  Wednesday marks the second time this week that...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,567 new coronavirus cases, lowest since Dec. 27

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,567 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a steep decline from the 3,224 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 45.  Tuesday marks the first time since Dec. 27 that...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 3,224 new coronavirus cases, lowest in two weeks

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2021

Massachusetts reported 3,224 new coronavirus cases Monday, a steep decline from the 4,283 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 52.  Monday marks the first time in two weeks that cases...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 4,283 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 17, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,283 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a steep decline from the 5,657 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 67.  Sunday marks the first time in four days that...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 5,657 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 16, 2021

Massachusetts reported 5,657 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the  5,074 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 74.  Saturday marks the fourth time this week that cases...

The tube drop-off table, where a Tufts staff member will sit to collect individuals' specimens.

Emerson COVID-19 testing procedure minimizes interaction with medical staff for the spring semester

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 15, 2021

Emerson’s COVID-19 testing procedure at Tufts Medical Center has been altered for the Spring 2021 semester to involve less interaction between testing staff and the college students, faculty, and...

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

Emerson reaches five positive coronavirus tests before spring semester begins

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 15, 2021

Emerson reported one positive out of 154 new COVID-19 tests administered on Jan. 14. The college has now reported five positive tests out of the 688 tests administered during the Spring 2021 testing period.  The...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 5,545 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 14, 2021

Emerson reported three new positive coronavirus cases out of 286 number of new tests administered on Jan.12 and Jan. 13. The college has now reported four positives out of the 534 tests administered during...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents on Tuesday to celebrate the winter holidays safely as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the commonwealth.

Massachusetts reports 5,278 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 13, 2021

Emerson reported one new positive out of 253 new tests administered on Jan. 11 and 12, marking the first time Emerson’s dashboard has been updated since Dec. 22, a full three weeks where no new data...

Gov. Charlie Baker provides a COVID-19 update while touring the first responder vaccination site at the Worcester Senior Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Massachusetts reports 4,906 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 12, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,906 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a rise from the 4,239 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 67.  Tuesday marks the second time since Jan. 3 that cases have...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 4,239 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 11, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,239 new coronavirus cases Monday, a dramatic decline from the 5,396 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 54.  Monday is the first time since Jan. 3 that cases...

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Campus police, health center staff will receive vaccine months ahead of students and faculty

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 11, 2021

Emerson College Police Department officers and Center for Health and Wellness staff will receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of Phase One of the Massachusetts Vaccination plan, with the rest of the Emerson...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 5,396 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 5,396 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down from the 7,110 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 77.  Sunday’s total is the fifth time this week that cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,110 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor January 9, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,110 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 7,635 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 90.  Saturday’s total is the fourth time this week that cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,635 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,635 new coronavirus cases Friday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and an uptick from the 7,136 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,136 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of the pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,136 new coronavirus cases Thursday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and a drastic rise from the 6,419 new infections reported Wednesday. The death...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference on Thursday.  Walsh, delivering a COVID-19...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 6,419 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor January 6, 2021

Massachusetts reported 6,419 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a drastic spike from the 4,178 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 99. The 6,419 new cases reported mark the third-highest...

Massachusetts reports 4,178 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 4,178 new coronavirus cases

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor January 5, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,178 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a slight decline from the 4,358 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 63. The state is seeing a surge in the number of deaths...

Marty Walsh poses for a portrait outside the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020 while waiting to cast a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

Boston extending reopening rollback by three weeks

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 5, 2021

Boston will continue on with its rolled back reopening until Jan. 27, three weeks later than scheduled, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced at a press conference at Faneuil Hall on Tuesday. The city has...

A sign on the window of Emerson's coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson announces new “testing cohorts” for on-campus students

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor January 4, 2021

Students will be required to get tested for COVID-19 twice a week as part of new “testing cohorts,” the college announced in an email Monday evening.  The testing cohorts will allow students to...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 4,358 new coronavirus cases

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor January 4, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,358 new coronavirus cases Monday, an uptick from the 3,110 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 60. The state is seeing a surge in the number of deaths caused...

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