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COVID-19 Update - Sept. 11


Dear JMU Family,


Update on Cases
Yesterday, the university observed 38 new positive cases of COVID-19, with 37 cases becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. We currently have 34 open quarantine and isolation beds. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard. De-densifying campus was a necessary step to protect the community, however, individuals must continue to follow public health guidance by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and washing hands frequently. This is important to reiterate going into the weekend.  


New Stop the Spread Helpline
Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the university will operate a Stop the Spread Helpline open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The toll-free number is 888-886-3131. Agents in the call center also will be answering messages sent to the COVID19@JMU.EDU inbox. In the meantime, many of your questions can be answered here.


Dates to Remember
JMU’s withdrawal date, or the date to withdraw from JMU without any financial penalty, for years has been Sept. 15, much later than most universities. This date remains in place for a 100% refund. But in an effort to help families given the current uncertainties and challenges of these times, students who submit their completed Non-returning/Leave of Absence form to the Office of the Registrar between Sept. 16, 2020, and Oct. 10, 2020, will receive a 75% refund of tuition and mandatory fees. For more information, visit the University Business Office website.


Stay safe and please remember that the only vaccine currently available for COVID-19 is solidarity.

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Published: Friday, September 11, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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