Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports six COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Muurisepp confident in college’s progress

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 30, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported six COVID-19 cases of the 747 tests administered on Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.80 percent. The college also reported seven community members in on-campus...

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

Emerson sees 19 COVID-19 cases amid policy change

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 24, 2022

Emerson reported 19 positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, signifying an uptick in cases on campus and the highest single-day total since 31 cases were reported Jan. 21.  The positive tests come from...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson’s COVID-19 cases continue decline entering sixth week of semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 10, 2022

On Wednesday, the college reported a singular COVID-19 case of the 879 tests administered Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.11 percent and continuing Emerson’s downward trend. For the...

Emerson students having classes.

‘Everything is out the window’: College returns to in-person learning amid unprecedented COVID surge

By Vivi Smilgius and Adri Pray
January 12, 2022

Less than a week into the spring 2022 semester, Emerson has already reported 228 positive COVID-19 tests, leading to uncertainty regarding the rest of the semester amid rising cases statewide. Emerson’s...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Positive COVID-19 tests rising on campus, mirroring statewide trend

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

In the ten-day period since Nov. 8, Emerson reported 13 new positive COVID-19 tests—a marked increase in overall infections mirroring worsening cases in Massachusetts.  Though daily case numbers...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Students return to a new campus with eased COVID-19 restrictions

As students moved onto campus for the fall term, they returned to a bustling campus with minimized social distancing restrictions—a far cry from the Emerson many experienced over the first year of the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 60 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 2. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 538 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 538 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 425 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 9. Thursday’s report marks the first time this week that cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 795 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 795 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a significant decline from the 881 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 8.  Saturday’s total marks the fifth day this...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 881 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 881 new coronavirus cases Friday, a significant decline from the 1,004 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 5.  Friday’s total marks the fourth day this...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,004 new coronavirus cases

May 6, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,004 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 888 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 5.  Thursday’s total marks the first day this week cases...

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

Massachusetts reports 888 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 5, 2021

Massachusetts reported 888 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 718 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 13  Wednesday’s total marks the third day in a row cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 718 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 4, 2021

Massachusetts reported 718 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a sharp increase from the 481 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 5 compared to the 18 reported yesterday.  Tuesday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,236 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,236 new coronavirus cases Monday, a fall from the 1,265 new infections report Sunday. The death toll rose by 18. Monday’s total marks the fourth straight day that cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,683 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing 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 2,301 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,301 new coronavirus cases Friday, a rise from the 2,274 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 40.  Thursday and Friday’s case totals mark the first time...

Massachusetts reports 1,480 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 1,480 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 15, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,480 new coronavirus cases Monday, down from the 1,820 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 32.  The 1,276 new cases reported Feb. 8 marked the lowest number...

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