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JMU Health Update - Jan. 25


 

Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center over the weekend, putting the total number of active cases at 25. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 373 out of 391. 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.

Returning to Campus
We’re excited to see our students starting to return to campus. As you arrive, it is important to remember that the virus still exists and we must all follow the precautions of staying in our social bubbles, wearing masks and physical distancing. Please review the Stop the Spread Agreement as a reminder of our commitment to keep each other safe.

Self-reporting
If you test positive somewhere other than on campus, or are notified that you’ve come into contact with someone who tested positive, please go to MyJMUChart and complete the self-report form.

Update on Vaccinations
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is responsible for acquiring and distributing COVID-19 vaccines. The University Health Center (UHC) is not a vaccination site. UHC does not have direct access to the vaccines. JMU is actively working with VDH in planning for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Central Shenandoah Health District.

To see updated information, including local distribution phase status and up-to-date vaccination efforts, please visit the VDH Central Shenandoah Health District website. The main VDH vaccination website also is a great resource. On this site, you can find out which phase Virginia counties are currently in and in which phase you are eligible to be vaccinated, as well as view a comprehensive list of frequently-asked questions.

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 download the COVIDWISE app!

 

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Published: Monday, January 25, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021

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