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Quarantine, Isolation and other information from the UHC


To the JMU community,

As the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rise, we are asking you to remain diligent in taking precautions to protect yourself. To avoid exposure and to prevent spread if you carry the virus and don't have symptoms, it is important to stay home as much as possible and only leave for essential trips for the next 14 days, and then as advised by the University or public health officials. Wear a mask at all times when you leave your home and avoid going to large gatherings or places where you are in contact with other members of our community. If you are having symptoms, please be tested immediately. It's also important for anyone who tested positive or has been exposed to follow these precautions:

If you tested positive for COVID-19, you should Isolate. Stay away from others and remain here at JMU until all of the following have occurred:
• at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared and
• you haven’t had a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medication) and
• other signs of illness are improving.

If you never became sick, wait at least 10 days after your positive COVID-19 test. You should also self-report to the UHC.

If you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you should Quarantine. Stay away from others and monitor your health closely and remain here at JMU until:
• at least 14 days have passed since your last contact with the person with COVID-19 and you remain healthy.

If you return home, you should quarantine for 14 days. If you develop symptoms during this time, call your health care provider to arrange to be tested. Even if you receive a negative test, you still need to quarantine for the full 14 days.

For more details, please see the links below. We will continue to keep you updated so be on the lookout for more information to come.

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Published: Monday, September 7, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2023

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