COVID-19 Update - Sept. 30

JMU News

Dear JMU Family,  

Update on Cases
The university observed 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday as well as 3 self-reported cases, with 12 becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. This puts the number of active cases at 59. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is now at 181 out of 192. 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.

Staying Safely Engaged
An important part of the Madison Experience happens when students can meet in person and begin to develop lasting relationships and build a sense of community. We support such gatherings when they can be done safely. Please check our October Return Plan for guidance on safe gatherings.

Stop the Spread HELPline
If students and their families 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 30, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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