Reopening Plan -- Frequently Asked Questions

In order to comply with the current executive order, students arriving in Rhode Island from one of the states listed here with a SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate of greater than 5 percent will either have to self-quarantine for 14 days or produce proof of a negative test that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island. If you receive a test after arriving in Rhode Island and get a negative result, you can stop quarantining.

You will be asked to provide a doctor’s note from Health Services and subsequently given an excused absence. If necessary, we will work with you to find a time to make up clinical sessions.

If you are exposed to a confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 positive patient in the clinical setting, refer to the AMS COVID-19 policy for students. All questions related to isolation, monitoring of symptoms and testing should be directed to University Health Services at 401-863-1330.

The situation is fluid. We would encourage you to be judicious with travel, as the required quarantine period for traveling to certain locations depends on the prevalence of disease in those locations. We cannot guarantee that even making plans a few days beforehand to travel out of state will not result in a mandatory quarantine period (or mandatory testing) before returning to clinical rotations. 

Yes, all three of AMS’s major affiliates have committed to providing PPE to students at the same level as housestaff (that is, residents) at those affiliates. For any issues with obtaining PPE, a student may reach out to their clerkship director, elective director or the Associate Deans for Student Affairs or Medical Education at AMS.

No, only Brown-employed faculty members are part of the Brown testing program.