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COVID-19 updates for start of fall semester September 7, 2022 9:46am - As we begin our fall semester, we want to remind the community of the University’s expectations related to protecting our community from COVID-19. COVID-19 updates for start of fall semester August 5, 2022 2:58pm - The University strongly recommends that all community members be fully up-to-date with vaccinations/boosters. University indoor mask mandate for classes, teaching and learning spaces remains in place May 24, 2022 12:22pm - Indoor masking strongly encouraged in all URI indoor spaces as four of five Rhode Island counties move to high COVID-19 community transmission level. University COVID-19 testing update May 17, 2022 4:48pm - As the pandemic becomes endemic, URI Health Services will return to its primary mission of meeting the wellness needs of students, including symptomatic testing. Reminder: Masks still required on URI Shuttle, SafeRide April 19, 2022 1:48pm - While wearing masks in most indoor areas on campus is now optional, masks are still required at URI Health Services and on all URI Shuttles and SafeRide, until further notice. URI Health Services will offer COVID-19 vaccination/booster clinics April 20, 22 April 14, 2022 1:57pm - Two additional COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot clinics will be held on April 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., and April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Registration required. Updates regarding indoor masking, COVID-19 testing location March 31, 2022 4:00pm - Masks still required in spaces where direct academic instruction and research are taking place unless the professor or staff member expressly waives that requirement. All COVID-19 testing moving to Health Services beginning April 4 March 28, 2022 2:12pm - Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing will be available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with symptomatic testing also available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Welcome-back reminders: Masking continues to be required in classrooms, labs March 18, 2022 4:23pm - Students are urged to get tested before or soon after returning to URI. COVID Update – Week of Feb. 27 – Mar. 5 March 8, 2022 4:40pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. University loosens mask mandate indoors on all campuses March 2, 2022 1:55pm - Starting March 4, URI will move to mask-optional status, except where teaching and/or research is actively taking place. COVID Update – Week of Feb. 20-26 March 2, 2022 1:50pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Update – Week of Feb. 13-19 February 22, 2022 3:40pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Health Services to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Clinic Feb. 22 February 17, 2022 5:42pm - Vaccines from all three manufacturers (J&J, Pfizer, and Moderna) will be available. COVID Update: Week of Feb. 6-12 February 15, 2022 4:54pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Universal indoor mask mandate remains in place at URI campuses February 10, 2022 10:31am - Everyone has worked extremely hard to deliver an outstanding in-person experience at URI this year, but we can’t let our guard down. COVID Update: Week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 February 8, 2022 3:06pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Health Services, COVID-19 testing centers to close at 4 p.m. today February 4, 2022 12:02pm - Clinic and testing centers will be closed later today due to inclement weather and worsening road conditions. COVID Update: Week of Jan. 23-29 February 2, 2022 1:36pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Register for Kingston Campus COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Clinics January 25, 2022 10:34am - Clinics are available on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and Tuesday, Feb. 1 for all members of the URI community. Registration required. Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance January 19, 2022 5:23pm - See the latest guidance on isolating, quarantining, exposure, and testing. COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster and Testing Information for the Spring Semester January 12, 2022 3:21pm - As we return to campus at the end of January, here are the latest guidelines for safeguarding the health and well-being of our entire community. A Message from President Marc Parlange January 6, 2022 5:19pm - As we ring in 2022 and prepare for another semester amidst this global pandemic, one thing has become evident: We are better together. COVID-19 Testing Will Be Closed Friday, Jan. 7 January 5, 2022 7:03pm - Given the likelihood of heavy snowfall, COVID-19 testing will be closed on Friday, Jan. 7 and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 10. COVID Update: Week of Dec. 12-18 December 21, 2021 2:35pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Required for Spring 2022 Semester December 21, 2021 10:35am - Vaccination mandate remains in place as University now requires all URI community members to get booster shots. COVID Update: Week of Dec. 5-11 December 14, 2021 4:14pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Update: Week of Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 December 7, 2021 5:19pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Additional COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Clinics Being Offered to Students December 3, 2021 3:24pm - Two additional Kington Campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now available for students, offering initial series and booster shots. Planning for Spring Break Travel December 3, 2021 2:29pm - When planning for the spring semester, including spring break, students should exercise caution in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Omicron variant. COVID Update: Week of Nov. 21-27 November 30, 2021 10:54am - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Booster Vaccinations Available November 29, 2021 1:52pm - All URI community members are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots on campus. COVID Update: Week of Nov. 14-20 November 23, 2021 3:28pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Update: Week of Nov. 7-13 November 16, 2021 4:16pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Update: Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6 November 9, 2021 12:59pm - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. Know Before You Go November 8, 2021 12:56pm - All community members and particularly students should get a weekly COVID-19 test, and especially one 48 hours before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Community members required to wear masks indoors and encouraged to limit exposure to others November 4, 2021 4:35pm - URI Health Services has seen a significant increase in influenza cases, along with a jump in positive COVID-19 cases. URI requiring all faculty and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an exemption November 3, 2021 12:27pm - New federal vaccine mandate applies to all employees, including classified staff, effective Dec. 8. COVID Update: Week of Oct. 24-30 November 2, 2021 10:56am - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID Update: Week of Oct. 17-23 October 26, 2021 10:48am - See the latest weekly updates on testing, cases, and positivity rates. COVID-19 Task Force updates Campus Events Policy October 21, 2021 12:15pm - Updated Campus Events Policy to include an adjustment to the vaccine requirements for large indoor events. Reminder about campus community indoor mask mandate October 8, 2021 1:26pm - Students, faculty and staff are reminded that the University has a universal indoor mask mandate. Testing, vaccination, notification protocols September 23, 2021 12:29pm - Take a moment to review current guidance and expectations. Reminder: Faculty, non-classified staff asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination September 17, 2021 2:39pm - The portal for faculty/staff to request exemptions is also now available. University announces postponement of September 17 Polo G concert September 14, 2021 8:42pm - Tickets will be refunded automatically for this event. There are also new modifications to the University's Campus Event Policy. URI urges students, faculty, staff to get tested regularly for COVID-19 September 10, 2021 12:09pm - Please wear your mask indoors at URI, and get tested regularly. URI requiring all faculty and non-classified staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination September 2, 2021 2:09pm - Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption is required by October 15. Welcome back and thanks to our students for their compliance with our vaccine/exemption mandate August 30, 2021 5:33pm - Your community spirit is the main reason we can return to a dynamic university experience this fall. Mandatory twice-weekly testing required of all students with an approved COVID-19 vaccine exemption August 23, 2021 3:13pm - All students with an approved COVID-19 vaccine exemption must participate in testing for COVID-19 on campus twice per week. University to follow indoor universal masking on campus August 12, 2021 3:57pm - Rhode Island will require all state employees to wear face coverings inside state facilities, effective immediately. University continues to monitor COVID-19 data, trends August 5, 2021 2:41pm - Vaccinated community members should feel comfortable wearing face coverings for added protection. Students must take action by August 16: Upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request exemption August 3, 2021 2:03pm - Students must provide proof of that vaccination or apply for an exemption by August 16 to avoid a COVID-19 Hold being placed on their accounts. All students must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request an exemption by August 16 July 28, 2021 3:25pm - Students unable to obtain a vaccination for medical or religious reasons must apply for an exemption by August 16 to return to campus. URI partners with Gov. Daniel McKee, R.I. Dept. of Health to offer 12 COVID-19 vaccination clinics July 21, 2021 9:21am - The free clinics are open to students, faculty, staff and others, such as family members, in their immediate circle. Reminder, updates on COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for students July 14, 2021 3:49pm - Policies, information, and instructions as we prepare for the start of the fall semester. University announces policy for remote work for non-faculty employees June 10, 2021 10:24am - The University will return to fully in-person operations on July 12. COVID-19 vaccinations available on Kingston Campus to URI community members May 27, 2021 12:10pm - The URI community may obtain a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. COVID-19 guidelines updated for event capacity May 26, 2021 2:45pm - Health and safety requirements for campus events are updated based on the latest guidance. Updated COVID-19 Guidelines May 23, 2021 9:30pm - The University has updated its COVID-19 health and safety requirements effective May 24, 2021. COVID-19 vaccine requirement information May 20, 2021 2:40pm - Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. COVID-19 vaccine requirement for URI students for fall 2021 May 18, 2021 2:03pm - The University will require proof of vaccination prior to the beginning of the 2021–22 academic year. COVID-19 vaccinations available on Kingston Campus for URI community May 3, 2021 12:43pm - The Moderna vaccine will be administered at the Memorial Union Thursday, May 6.
Students, faculty, staff being given priority for vaccinations April 29, 2021 11:45am - Get your vaccination Saturday, May 1 in West Kingston. COVID-19 vaccinations available for URI community April 21, 2021 3:29pm - This weekend, all members of the URI community will be able to obtain a vaccine. Vaccination update: Appointments open today for anyone age 16 and older April 19, 2021 1:53pm - The URI student population is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccinations for student population set to begin April 19 April 5, 2021 12:24pm - The University encourages all community members to make appointments COVID-19 vaccinations. URI domestic and international travel policy updates March 23, 2021 5:37pm - URI is following health department travel restrictions for areas with high community spread rates. Vaccination, COVID-19 updates March 12, 2021 3:42pm - The University has been working closely with the State of Rhode Island on vaccine plans, as well as other aspects of the COVID-19 response.
URI asks community to stay vigilant as COVID-19 cases increase March 1, 2021 5:32pm - We continue to see a sustained rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the URI community. Guided campus tours to resume Monday, March 1 February 26, 2021 7:00pm - Tours are available to admitted students only. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Preliminary plans for fall 2021 February 26, 2021 1:18pm - Plans are subject to change as we learn more about the virus, vaccine distribution, and emerging health guidelines. COVID-19 spring semester update February 15, 2021 5:22pm - It is going to take all of us working together to allow us to remain together. Welcome back! Let’s all help URI have a successful spring semester January 27, 2021 4:03pm - We must be vigilant to prevent further transmission of the virus. Surveillance testing at Memorial Union canceled for rest of day, resumes Tuesday, Jan. 26 January 25, 2021 1:48pm - COVID-19 surveillance testing at the Memorial Union has been canceled for the remainder of today, Jan. 25. Reminder: Mandatory COVID-19 testing for students Jan. 20-22 January 20, 2021 4:47pm - All students residing in Rhode Island for the spring semester are required to participate in COVID-19 testing. Reminder: Mandatory COVID-19 testing for students Jan. 18-22 January 17, 2021 12:43pm - Students returning to campus are required to participate in testing upon return to campus. COVID-19 testing requirements for students spring 2021 January 14, 2021 2:21pm - Students who have not tested positive for COVID-19 must be tested every other week. University provides update on vaccinations January 13, 2021 11:01am - Updates on when and how the University community will be able to receive the vaccine. Spring semester updates: Testing guidelines January 7, 2021 4:18pm - New and existing health and safety guidelines for your return this semester. Spring semester updates December 18, 2020 1:42pm - Important updates for spring semester 2021 regarding classes, quarantine requirements, move-in schedule, and COVID testing. University update regarding spring semester December 11, 2020 1:41pm -
Planning continues for return to in-person classes. Protect yourself and others by following COVID-19 prevention steps December 8, 2020 4:53pm - All faculty, staff and students must follow the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Rhode Island Department of Health to prevent the spread of the virus. URI Faculty Senate temporarily expands second grade option in recognition of student concerns December 1, 2020 7:31pm - The option provides any student who has struggled academically this semester with some grade relief. Keeping our community healthy and safe through Thanksgiving November 18, 2020 7:00pm - The University has decided to move most classes online starting Monday, Nov. 23. Know before you go November 12, 2020 3:03pm - Get your COVID-19 test before Thanksgiving break. URI football puts team activities on hold for 2 weeks following 2 positive COVID-19 tests November 2, 2020 2:39pm - The positive test results – one for a student-athlete and the other for a staff member – were reported Saturday, and all team activities were immediately halted. Governor issues order limiting gatherings to 10 October 30, 2020 4:19pm - In accordance with orders issued today by Gov. Gina Raimondo, we want to inform you of important changes that have been made regarding COVID-19 regulations. Have a safe, happy Halloween October 29, 2020 12:08pm - We want everyone to enjoy this time of year, and we want all of our students to remain safe and continue to be a positive presence in the community. Mandatory COVID-19 testing to continue for students for rest of fall semester October 28, 2020 5:38pm - Mandatory COVID-19 testing continues for all students as part of our surveillance testing program for the remainder of the fall semester. Update on Greek Life shelter-in-place order October 26, 2020 5:15pm - The Greek Life shelter-in-place order is lifted as of 5 p.m. this evening for all chapters that have participated in our mandatory testing process AND that have an overall positivity rate below 2%. COVID-19 testing for faculty, staff; information on convalescent plasma therapy October 19, 2020 2:59pm - All faculty and staff are eligible to participate in surveillance testing at the Memorial Union Atrium. Congratulations to our community and a warning to those who jeopardize the health of others October 16, 2020 4:02pm - Most students are doing everything they can to keep each other healthy and support in-person learning. A minority of our students are jeopardizing URI’s ability to complete the semester as planned. Preparing for Spring ’21 class registration October 15, 2020 2:31pm - Spring class registration has begun. Presently, we are offering a similar mix of in-person, blended, and fully online classes as was offered in the fall semester. Reminder about mandatory COVID-19 testing October 14, 2020 4:20pm - All students are required to get a COVID-19 test by October 17, 2020. URI issues 14-day shelter-in-place order for Greek community October 9, 2020 6:48pm - In partnership with the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, URI is issuing a 14-day shelter-in-place order for the URI Greek community. Guidance on student behavior, weekend of Oct. 9 October 9, 2020 12:25pm - We are all still in the fight against COVID-19. I write today to urge you to follow health guidelines and the URI Student Handbook as we work together to make it to Thanksgiving. In-person classes remain in effect, University services continue October 6, 2020 10:36am - As the University begins mandatory testing of students today, it wants to assure students, faculty and staff that all in-person classes and University operations remain in effect. Mandatory COVID-19 testing for all University of Rhode Island students October 5, 2020 3:47pm - the University of Rhode Island will implement mandatory COVID-19 testing for all students, both on- and off-campus residents, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) COVID-19 student survey October 2, 2020 10:58am - The Policy Lab at Brown University is conducting a survey with a focus on Rhode Islanders 18 to 39 years old as part of an effort to improve the state's COVID-19 response. Information, tips and resources for maintaining mental health October 1, 2020 2:58pm - Amid the ever-changing academic and cultural landscape, mental health is especially important, and being aware of the available resources is vital.