JMU Health Update - Feb. 15


 

Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center on Friday and over the weekend, putting the total number of active cases at 27. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 405 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Free Testing Clinics
Many people are infected with COVID-19 but never realize it. That’s why testing is so important. Free testing is available for off-campus students on Thursdays in the Union (Warren 502) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can sign up here. For more information, please see off-campus FAQs.

Now we’ve added times for faculty and staff members to be tested on campus, too: Thursdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Warren 502, beginning Feb. 18. Limited spaces are available each week. Sign up is required. The faculty/staff FAQ page has additional information.

Remain Diligent
We want to encourage all of our staff, faculty and students to continue taking preventative measures and practicing safe behaviors. We need to be diligent in completing and checking each other’s LiveSafe Daily Health Monitoring. If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms related to COVID-19, you should stay home and away from others.

It is important to limit your contact with others to your social bubble. If you are living on campus, you are not permitted to have outside guests from other residence halls, off-campus housing, or outside of JMU. This is good advice if you live off campus, too.

Exposure or Positive Results
Faculty and staff should review these guidelines if they are exposed to, or test positive for, COVID-19. Students who test positive or are exposed to another individual who is positive should self-report to the University Health Center.

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, February 15, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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