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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons 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, Content Managing 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...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Struggling to contain virus cases, administrators lay blame on student behaviors

By Andrew Brinker and Diti Kohli
February 7, 2021

Top Emerson officials pinned the recent surge of positive COVID-19 tests on students’ lax behaviors Saturday, despite repeatedly touting the strength of the safety measures they have in place to keep...

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

Positive tests at Emerson soar ahead of in-person classes

By Charlie McKenna
January 30, 2021

Emerson reported five new positive COVID-19 tests Friday, pushing the total number of positives reported since the spring semester began to 36, and the total across both fall and spring semester testing...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Case Surge Prompts Baker to Dial Back Reopening

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service
December 8, 2020

Capacity limits will be lowered across an array of businesses, some indoor recreation venues will again close, and rules around mask-wearing and dining out will be tightened starting Sunday, as Massachusetts...

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
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 a 30-hour period Wednesday. The state’s death total...

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
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 tests to 52. Emerson’s cumulative testing total...

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
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 into classrooms, Mayor Martin Walsh said Wednesday...

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
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 infections have steadily risen in the state since...

A person walks outside of South Station.

Emerson will limit overnight travel in spring semester policy

By Charlie McKenna
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 who intend to travel anywhere overnight,...

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
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 18.  New infections have steadily risen in the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,721 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
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 case total is a slight drop from 2,991 reported...

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
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 positivity rate for the week to .47 percent, by far...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 2,991 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
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 case total is a steep rise from 2,288 reported...

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
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 infections have steadily risen in the state...

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
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 infections have steadily risen in the state...

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
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 tracing efforts revealed no links...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson, cancel in-person classes immediately

By Editorial Board
November 18, 2020

This week feels like a much-anticipated moment is finally upon us. Emerson went almost three months without seeing a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases. For so long, it felt like we might actually make...

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
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 infections have steadily risen in the state...

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
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 COVID-19 cases in the community, administrators announced...

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
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 infections have steadily risen in the state since...

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