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

Massachusetts cases top 4,000 over two day period

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 27, 2020

Massachusetts reported 4,464 new coronavirus cases over a 48-hour period Friday. The total is up significantly from 3,224 new infections reported over...

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

Emerson reports four new positives, 20 in last two weeks

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 26, 2020

Emerson reported four new positive test results Wednesday out of 784 new tests administered on Nov. 24 and 25, bringing the college’s cumulative positive...

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaking at a press conference on June 1, 2020.

Walsh: latest Boston COVID-19 data heading in “right direction”

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service
Published November 25, 2020

On paper at least, the coronavirus situation in Boston looks to be improving to the point that leaders could soon start planning to bring students back...

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

Massachusetts cases top 2,000 again, Emerson results delayed

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 24, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,225 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, up from the 1,785 infections reported Monday. The number of deaths rose from 18 to 20.  New...

A person walks outside of South Station.

Emerson will limit overnight travel in spring semester policy

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 23, 2020

Administrators will impose harsh limitations on travel anywhere off-campus this spring in an attempt to limit the spread of the pandemic on campus.  Students...

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

Massachusetts cases fall below 2,000 for first time in a week

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 23, 2020

Massachusetts reported 1,785 new coronavirus cases Monday, a steep drop from the 2,721 infections reported Sunday. The number of deaths fell from 24 to...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,721 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 22, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,721 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths Sunday, as new infections in the state continue to increase dramatically. Sunday’s...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson reports four new positive COVID-19 tests, weekly total up to 16

By Charlie McKenna and Andrew Brinker
Published November 21, 2020

The college reported four new positive COVID-19 test results among community members Saturday, pushing the college’s weekly testing total to 16, and...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,991 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 21, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,991 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths Saturday, as new infections in the state continue to increase dramatically. Saturday’s...

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

Emerson reports no new testing data, Massachusetts cases top 2,000 again

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 20, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,288 new coronavirus cases Friday, down from the 2,532 infections reported Thursday. The number of deaths rose from 27 to 34.  New...

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

Emerson reports test result delays, Massachusetts adds 2532 new cases

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 19, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,532 new coronavirus cases Thursday, down from the 2,744 infections reported Wednesday. The number of deaths fell from 47 to 27.  New...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

Contact tracing turns up no connection between new COVID-19 cases, administrators say

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 18, 2020

Emerson administrators do not believe the sharp spike in positive coronavirus tests on campus since Monday is a result of a case cluster or community spread.  Contact...

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

Emerson cases surge as Baker urges caution ahead of Thanksgiving

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 18, 2020

Massachusetts reported new coronavirus cases 2,744 Wednesday, up from the 2,263 infections reported Tuesday. The number of deaths rose from 20 to 47.  New...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson cancels non-academic in-person activities after twelve new positive COVID-19 tests

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 18, 2020

All non-academic in-person activities on Emerson’s Boston campus are canceled for the remainder of the semester, following a sudden rise in positive...

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

Massachusetts coronavirus cases soar past 2,000 again

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 17, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,263 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, up from the 1,967 infections reported Monday. The number of deaths rose from 12 to 20.  New...

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

Massachusetts coronavirus cases fall below 2,000

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 16, 2020

Massachusetts reported 1,967 new coronavirus cases Monday, a slight dip from the 2,076 infections reported Sunday. The number of deaths fell from 33 to...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,076 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 15, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,076 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths Sunday, as new infections in the state continue to increase dramatically. Sunday’s...

Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

Massachusetts reports 2,841 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 14, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,841 new coronavirus cases and 27 deaths Saturday, as new infections in the state continue to increase dramatically. Saturday’s...

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

Massachusetts cases continue rise, Emerson reports one new positive

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 13, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,674 new coronavirus cases Friday, the third-highest single day case total since the pandemic began ravaging the state in March. Total...

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

Massachusetts coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000

By Charlie McKenna
Published November 12, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,482 new coronavirus cases Thursday, as the state surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The mark comes amid soaring new...

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