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JMU Health Update - Nov. 13


 

Dear JMU Family,

Testing Before Thanksgiving
Plenty of opportunities remain to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving, but appointments are filling up!

FREE TESTING

  • Off-campus:
    • Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Monday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the community. It is strongly suggested you preregister. If capacity still remains on Nov. 16, you also may register on-site.
  • On-campus:
    • UPARK, Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the community. It is strongly suggested you preregister as spaces are filling up. If capacity still remains on Nov. 18, you also may register on-site.

UHC TESTING

  • Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Out-of-pocket cost is $55 or can be billed to insurance. Available to students, faculty and staff by appointment only. Call 540-568-6178.
  • Weekends, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 15. Out-of-pocket cost is $55 or can be billed to insurance. Available to students by appointment only. Call 540-568-6178.

Update on Cases
The university observed 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, as well as 0 self-reported cases, with 6 students becoming considered “recovered,” meaning they were diagnosed as positive more than 10 days ago and are no longer infectious, putting the number of active cases at 25. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is at 404 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 covid19@jmu.edu, 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: Friday, November 13, 2020

Last Updated: Friday, November 13, 2020

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