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COVID-19 Update - Sept. 23


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the university observed 0 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center as well as 2 self-reported cases, with 43 becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. At 115, the number of open quarantine and isolation beds continues to increase. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard. While our situation continues to improve, individuals must continue to follow public health guidance by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and washing hands frequently. 

JMU Health Center and The Well on Social Media

As JMU prepares to return to in-person learning Oct. 5, the university will be issuing elevated guidance on how to keep students, faculty, staff and the local community safe for the remainder of the semester. The team at the University Health Center and The Well regularly communicate helpful information via several channels. By liking their Facebook page or Instagram account, you’ll receive important updates in your news feeds to help keep you and the JMU community healthy and safe.  

Stop the Spread HELPline

If you have questions and can’t readily find the answer in our FAQs, call the Stop the Spread HELPline, which is 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. And don’t forget, many of your questions can be answered here. Call center agents also will be answering questions sent to, and you can submit questions via a form on the Stop the Spread site.

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

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Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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