Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Center for Health and Wellness.

Wellness Center reports 176 COVID cases in September

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
October 7, 2022

Emerson’s Wellness Center received 176 self-reports of positive COVID-19 tests during the month of September, but according to a Friday morning email statement from Associate Director of Community Health...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

New COVID-19 policies ‘fared well’ over the summer, set to continue this fall

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
September 7, 2022

As the fall semester begins, students return to an Emerson with the most relaxed COVID-19 policies since the start of the pandemic. Following a shift in COVID protocol over the summer, the college switched...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Masks ‘strongly encouraged,’ Monkeypox ‘carefully monitored’

By Adri Pray, News Editor
August 17, 2022

The college released additional information regarding its revised COVID-19 protocol, including updated isolation and quarantine guidelines as well as an acknowledgment of the emerging Monkeypox virus. The...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Students voice concerns regarding new COVID policies in college’s first two COVID Q&A sessions

By Abigail Lee and Hannah Nguyen
July 17, 2022

Emerson’s Office of Campus Life held its second COVID-19 question-and-answer session Wednesday, completing the first half of the four-part series. The session navigated students through close contact...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases for Tuesday of the 682 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.05 percent. The college reported 38 community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson breaks 800 COVID-19 cases for the Spring 2022 semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 26, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 818 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.47 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation....

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 25, 2022

Emerson did not report any data on the COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend. The college reported 33 community members in on-campus isolation. One was reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 11 COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 22, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported 11 COVID-19 cases of the 719 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.53 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases of the 1,097 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.67 percent. The college reported 29 community members in on-campus isolation....

Positive COVID-19 cases by semester.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases, spring semester hails case-count record

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 20, 2022

Emerson saw record COVID-19 numbers during the Spring 2022 semester. Outbreaks, new variants, and policy changes contributed to the cautionary campus environment over the past four months. Between Jan....

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

‘I just really fear getting COVID’: students report anxiety with updated COVID policies

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
April 20, 2022

COVID-19 precautions have enveloped Emerson’s campus since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Masks in classrooms, mandatory weekly COVID tests, and designated isolation spaces for COVID-positive students...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases of the 411 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.92 percent. The college reported 11 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports three COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 15, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported three COVID-19 cases of the 446 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.67 percent. The college reported 26 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 13 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 14, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 13 COVID-19 cases of the 929 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.40 percent. The college reported 27 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Spring semester hits 700-plus case count as Emerson updates COVID-19 protocol for summer session

By Adri Pray, Frankie Rowley, and Bailey Allen
April 13, 2022

Emerson will instate relaxed COVID-19 policies during the summer term, according to a community-wide email from college officials sent Wednesday.  Citing guidance from the Center for Disease Control...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 18 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 1,128 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.60 percent. The college reported 14 community members in on-campus isolation....

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 11, 2022

Emerson did not provide any data for COVID-19 cases on campus for Saturday or Sunday. The college reported four community members in on-campus isolation. Zero were reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reported four COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 7, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 cases for Wednesday of the 771 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.52 percent. The college also reported 15 community members in on-campus...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Testing center to close at 4:30 p.m. starting Monday

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
April 6, 2022

Starting Monday, April 11, Emerson’s testing center at Tufts Medical Center will open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday instead of the previous 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to a Wednesday...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 5, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 380 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.11 percent. The college also reported 12 community members in on-campus...

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