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COVID-19 Update - Sept. 18


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases

The university observed 6 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 17, as well as 10 self-reported positive cases, with 50 cases becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. At 82, the number of open quarantine and isolation beds continues to increase, and the percentage of positive test results continues to fall. 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.

Stop the Spread HELPline

Going into the weekend, don’t forget that JMU’s Stop the Spread HELPline maintains Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The toll-free number is listed at the bottom of this update for your convenience.

Stay safe, and please remember that the only vaccine currently available for COVID-19 is solidarity. And download the COVIDWISE app!

Stop the Spread HELPline: 888-886-3131


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Published: Friday, September 18, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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