JMU Health Update - Feb. 22


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 17. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 382 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Some Testing Reminders
Free COVID-19 testing clinics for students living off campus and for faculty and staff are held on Thursdays in Warren Hall 502. Student appointments are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and faculty and staff appointments are from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. For additional information, see the off-campus FAQs or the faculty/staff FAQ page.

Students who live on campus will likely be selected for surveillance testing one or more times this semester. This testing is mandatory, so it is important for all students to watch their JMU email for a message from

JMU Parent Revamps COVID-19 Dashboard
A unique aspect of our COVID-19 dashboard is the JMU connection. Lee Feinberg, whose daughter is a freshman at JMU, is a data visualization expert who has been crucial to the success of the redesigned dashboard. As JMU continues emphasizing transparency while keeping community members informed, read the full story behind the dashboard.

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: Monday, February 22, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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