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JMU Health Update - Oct. 15


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases

The university observed 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, as well as 2 self-reported cases, with 0 students becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. One employee self-reported receiving a positive test result from an off-campus contact. This puts the number of active cases at 41. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is at 407 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: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2020

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