Visit Stop the Spread for answers to many of your questions regarding COVID-19.


COVID-19 vaccine is available at the UHC. COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for Pfizer are available at the UHC for students who qualify. Check CDC guidelines to see if you qualify for the COVID-19 booster. Please call 540-568-6178 for an appointment. You may also check Vaccinate Virginia for other locations offering the vaccine. 


JMU provides rapid antigen testing (BinaxNow) for JMU students, faculty and staff at no charge through COVID-19 open testing:

  • For students, faculty and staff with symptoms or who have been exposed to someone positive for COVID-19
  • Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–noon
  • SSC 2536 (beside Card Services)
  • Sign up is required using your JMU email address. You may only sign up for one appointment per week; a new link will be available each week. Walk-ins will not be accommodated at this time.
  • This testing is provided by the university and is free to all students, staff and faculty.
  • When you arrive, you will be asked to download the Navica App and present your JACard.
  • Self-test kits are available to students, faculty and staff at the welcome desks at The Union, Festival and SSC 1–4 p.m., Monday through Friday as supplied are available.

To ensure testing resources are being used most effectively, take-home COVID tests will no longer be distributed. Open testing will continue weekly throughout the semester as supplies remain.

Several testing options are also at the UHC by appointment. In addition to free BinaxNow testing, UHC offers rapid PCR and other antigen tests are also available with out-of-pocket costs ranging from $10-$75. PCR testing is also available through LabCorp with the ability to bill insurance. The type of testing received will depend on reason for testing, test availability and recommendations of the UHC medical staff.

Please do not visit the Emergency Room for testing unless you are having trouble breathing or other warning signs.

Helpful resources from Virginia Department of Health

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