Due to the age of the Pre-College student population, we do not assume that all students will be vaccinated by the time they arrive on campus. Regardless of whether a student has been vaccinated at the time they arrive on campus, they will be expected to abide by all health and safety policies and protocols established by the programs.
Students and families should review Rhode Island state policies associated with quarantining prior to making travel plans to ensure that you follow requirements. If cross-border or international travel requires quarantining, the student will need to do so away from the Brown campus prior to arrival. Students should plan to arrive on campus the Saturday prior to their course starting, as there is likely to be scheduled COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
Students and staff will be required to participate in routine COVID-19 testing protocols throughout the duration of their program.
To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, students who test positive while participating in the program and do not need hospitalization will receive a new residence hall assignment designated for quarantine and isolation. This is also the case for close contacts of the students who may have been exposed.
Pre-College students who relocate for these reasons will be unable to leave their rooms until it is safe for them to return to their original residence hall room (as of 3/26/2021, this is a period of at least 10 days, but families can continue to check the Isolation/Quarantine information on Brown’s COVID-19 response website, Healthy.Brown.edu, for any updates to that protocol). Students in this situation will be provided necessary health services support, meal delivery, and additional care. While students will be able to remain on campus throughout this period, we recommend that families make contingency plans prior to the start of the program about how they can safely pick up their student if they are moved to isolation or quarantine, due to the length of time that students will be isolated.
Students who are uncomfortable abiding by all of these protocols on campus should drop their on-campus course and select an online course as soon as possible. Students who do not abide by testing and other protocols while participating in the program will be dismissed and required to depart the Brown campus within 36 hours of that decision.
We have not yet established protocols for family and friends who may want to accompany the student when they check in to the programs, but it is likely that we will restrict the number of people who can do so and enforce other safety guidelines, as needed. There will be health and safety protocols shared with students and families later in the spring through their student portal.