JMU Health Update - Jan. 21


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, putting the total number of active cases at 11. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 273 out of 275. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard. As the pandemic continues to surge, individuals must continue to follow public health guidance by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and washing hands frequently.

Testing available at UHC
COVID-19 testing is available at the University Health Center by appointment. The out-of-pocket cost is $55 or can be billed to insurance. Students can schedule appointments by calling 540-568-6178. Faculty and staff should call the Occupational Health Nurse at 540-568-5310 to discuss testing options.

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 download the COVIDWISE app!


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Published: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021

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