Healthy Brown

What you need to know now:

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Campus Activity Status

Learn about the current activities allowed on campus and the health protocols in place.

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Effective June 1, Brown will no longer require the COVID-19 vaccination for most faculty, staff, students and visitors. 

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Community Messages

Brown is committed to keeping the community informed with updates on COVID-19 planning and response.


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown has remained focused on protecting the health of our community while delivering world-class education and research, and remaining a valued neighbor in our city, state and region.

“Healthy Brown” is a goal and a core value guiding efforts to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the University community. Brown has developed and implemented public health plans based on the guidance of medical and public health experts for managing infectious diseases in a pandemic, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brown is committed to aligning its policies and health protocols with evolving public health conditions, and reducing the number of protocols in effect as conditions improve. In Summer 2022, the University began to transition operations to managing COVID-19 on campus in a similar way to how other infectious diseases are managed. That approach continues. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, planning is based on expert medical and public health guidance — if public health conditions change, the University will take appropriate steps at that time.

All current information about operations and allowable activities are outlined on the Campus Activity Status page, and announcements regarding updates are continually available via the Messages to the Community page.

Principles for a Healthy Brown

When planning the ways in which Brown would teach, learn and conduct research in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Brown President Christina H. Paxson outlined a set of guiding principles. Those principles, as originally set forth in the Plan for a Healthy and Safe 2020-21 now form the basis for Brown’s COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy.

In advancing its mission of education and research, Brown is committed to the following guiding principles:

  • We are committed to protecting the health of Brown’s students and employees.
  • We are committed to developing plans with the goal of maintaining the financial well-being of students and employees, especially those who experience the greatest impact.
  • We are committed to protecting Brown’s mission of education and research, including focusing resources on Brown’s highest priorities.
  • We are committed to protecting the long-term financial health of the University.
  • We are committed to transparency.

COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

Brown’s COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy sets minimum standards for all members of the University community to protect the health and safety of all who live, work and study at Brown.