Brown University abides by public health guidance and health and safety protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event, including current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).
The current policies are listed on the site “Healthy Brown”. In particular for visitors, the policies are detailed on the page “Visitors & Guests“. Our participants may fall into “short term” and “limited duration visitors.”
Proof of vaccinations, and masks will be required for attending the event in person and no exceptions will be made. As a proactive measure, the organizers of this event also require the participants to take a covid-19 test on their own before they come to campus. If you cannot test prior to arriving on campus, then please pickup a covid-19 rapid self test from Prof. Meenakshi Narain before attending the sessions.
We will keep the community informed if conditions change.
Short-term visitors are those who visit campus four full days or more over the course of a month. They are required to sign an on-line form for up to date vaccination attestation form. The form will be provided to visitors after they register. Requests for exemption from the vaccination requirement from short-term visitors will not be considered; if these visitors are not up to date with their vaccinations against COVID-19, they must engage with the University virtually. However, if the visitor is an individual with a disability, the individual may seek a reasonable accommodation (see the website on how to request it). Short-term visitors must abide by the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy.
Limited-duration visitors are those who visit campus three days per month or less. Limited-duration visitors are generally not required to sign an up to date vaccination attestation form; they must abide by the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and any requirements specific to the facility or program they are visiting (e.g., health care or medical research settings with indoor mask requirements). Limited-duration visitors must comply with current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).