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JMU Health Update - Oct. 14


Dear JMU Family,

Don’t Forget: It’s Also Flu Season

The University Health Center is seeing an increase in the number of students with upper respiratory issues, but who test negatively for COVID-19. The Central Shenandoah Health District is offering free flu shots today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hillandale Park. This is a free event, no insurance is necessary and you may register on-site.

Update on Cases

The university observed 2 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, as well as 4 self-reported cases, with 5 students 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 33. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is at 406 out of 415. 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.

Stop the Spread HELPline

If students and their families have questions and can’t readily find the answers in our FAQs, call the Stop the Spread HELPline, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 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. Please note, the HELPline is not for reporting noncompliance with health guidance and the Stop the Spread Agreement signed by all students. Please use the LiveSafe app, which goes directly to the JMU Public Safety dispatch.

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, October 14, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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