SPH COVID-19 Resources

For Staff

Policies and practices to promote the health, safety and well-being of all Brown employees

Community Resources

More support for remote education

For members of the campus community subject to mandatory testing, Brown has developed a set of criteria to determine testing frequency for groups and individuals based on time spent on campus and the amount of contact with other students, faculty and staff.

High Contact — tested two times per week

  • On campus three or more days a week
  • Regular contact with other students, faculty and staff:
    • in-person teaching and/or advising
    • supervision of others, including laboratory research
    • health care workers, receptionists, dining services, custodial, trades and others who have frequent contact with students and/or student living spaces
    • work environments where social distancing is difficult to maintain

Medium Contact — tested one time per week

  • On campus two or less days a week
  • Teaching remotely
  • Less regular contact with students, faculty and staff:
    • on-campus work in private offices
    • on-campus work where social distancing is not difficult to maintain

All individuals will be informed of their classification, and those designated to be tested once a week may opt-in to be tested twice a week if they prefer. Brown’s testing program, including determinations about testing frequency, may continue to evolve in alignment with shifts in public health guidance.

Recent Events

Election Aftermath: Public Health in the US and the World

  • November 5 and 11, 2020: Dean Ashish Jha and a panel of experts take stock of how the election outcome will impact public health, the economy, and health disparities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States.

A Conversation with Wendy Schiller, PhD

  • October 20, 2020: Dean Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, and Professor Wendy Schiller, PhD take stock of current conditions in the United States and discuss their political ramifications as well as the ongoing impact of the pandemic on patients and health care professionals on the front lines.

A Conversation with Heidi J. Larson

  • October 1, 2020: Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, spoke with Heidi J. Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

  • August 7, 2020: In an online forum hosted by Brown University President Christina Paxson and Dr. Ashish Jha, incoming dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the prevalence of the virus in the U.S. and what people can do to slow the spread.

Covid Today: Is America Really Ready to Re-Open?

  • August 4, 2020: Incoming dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha and economist Emily Oster

Decoding Covid: Health Disparities and COVID-19

  • June 8, 2020: Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH and Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD, MPH

Webinars from the Hassenfeld Institute

  • July 23, 2020: "Questions about Autism during COVID-19 and Beyond," featuring Stephen Sheinkopf, Ph.D., and Joanne Quinn
  • June 25, 2020: Sleeping, Eating and Being Active: Healthy Routines for Kids during COVID-19 and Beyond
  • May 14, 2020: Pregnancy and COVID-19
  • May 19, 2020: Children and COVID-19

How Racism, Economic Inequality, and Coronavirus Intersect

  • June 2, 2020: Dr. Ashish Jha, incoming dean of the Brown School of Public Health, explores the ongoing collision of systemic racism, coronavirus, and economic catastrophe with the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally Podcast.

Experts from Across Brown on COVID-19

  • April 14, 2020: Panelists Mark Lurie, Jud Brewer, Wendy Schiller, and Megan Ranney join moderator Adam Levine for a discussion on the current crisis.

Alpert Medical School’s Decoding Covid Seminars

  • The Division of Biology and Medicine’s series invites physicians and researchers to present virtual seminars related to the novel coronavirus and the present pandemic.