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OPINION | COVID-19 round two: In-person education on ropes

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The spring 2021 semester has finally arrived. To the dismay of many, this academic term may look disturbingly similar to our last. Unsurprisingly, the advent of the new year did not erase the consequences...

Tulane updates spring semester COVID-19 policies

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  In an email delivered to the Tulane community Jan. 12, President Mike Fitts; Robin Forman, vice president for academic affairs and provost; and Patrick Norton, senior vice president and chief...

Tulane begins COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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On Jan. 8, just days before students began their return to campus, Tulane Today sent out a breaking news email informing the Tulane community of an initial COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed by the university....

Tulane to begin vaccine rollout next week

Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano/ Tulane University
January 9, 2021

Tulane is set to receive 5,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine early next week, after which they will begin to administer the vaccine to Tulane community members. They will receive more doses...

Tulane contracts Jung Hotel for students with COVID-19

Tulane contracts Jung Hotel for students with COVID-19
November 12, 2020

Following an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Halloween, Tulane contracted with the Jung Hotel to house students who have tested positive for the virus. The Jung Hotel, located on Canal Street in the Central...

Tulane to host COVID-19 vaccine trial

Tulane to host COVID-19 vaccine trial
November 11, 2020

Tulane University School of Medicine was chosen as a testing site for Janssen Pharmaceutica’s phase three clinical research study of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, known as Ad26.COV2.S, is in phase...

Tulane increases testing to three times weekly for all undergraduates

Students wear masks and  use their laptops in the socially-distanced classroom.
November 6, 2020

Days after Halloween weekend, Tulane saw its largest number of positive COVID-19 cases. 55 students and 2 employees tested positive on Nov. 5, with a positivity rate of 2.4%. This elevated positivity rate...

Tulane relaxes residence hall guest policy

Weatherhead Hall
October 21, 2020

In an email to Tulane students living on campus Oct. 20, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) detailed a new policy for residence hall guests. On-campus students are now each allowed to have one guest who...

New Orleans eases COVID-19 restrictions, Tulane remains cautious

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October 15, 2020

New Orleans entered Phase Three of its comprehensive COVID-19 plan established by Mayor LaToya Cantrell Oct. 3. Phase Three has three parts: Phase 3.1 began Oct. 3, Phase 3.2 is expected to begin Oct....

CPS offers remote, distanced service learning

Daisy Rymer | Production Manager
September 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, service learning classes have taken on a new look this semester. Normally off-campus and within the community, many classes must now do their work...

Contact tracing through a pandemic

Contact tracing through a pandemic
September 10, 2020

As Tulane University enters its fourth week of classes, more and more students are transitioning in and out of quarantine. Tulane’s contact tracing team identifies close contacts of those who test positive...

Tulane ramps up COVID-19 testing as positivity rate rises

Students wear masks for in-person class as the board projects the tech-enhanced Zoom class with distance-learning students.
September 2, 2020

Tulane Campus Health reports a COVID-19 positivity rate of 2.9 percent following the first week of the Fall 2020 semester. 2,470 students, faculty, and staff were tested and with 73 positive cases identified....

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