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JMU Health Update - Nov. 10


Dear JMU Family,

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Confidence
For students wanting to be tested for COVID-19 before returning home for the holiday (or traveling in general), here are some free, convenient options:

  • Warren Hall – Live on campus? This one is just for you! Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. FREE, but you must have an appointment. Sign up now to reserve your spot.
  • UPARK – This one is for everyone! Nov. 11 and 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. FREE (sponsored by Health and Human Services, the Virginia Department of Health, City of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and JMU) and open to all students, faculty, staff and the community. We recommend you preregister, but at this time you can still register on-site.

Update on Cases
The university observed 0 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, as well as 0 self-reported cases, with 1 student becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious. One staff member tested positive, putting the number of active cases at 24. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is at 401 out of 443. 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: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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