JMU Health Update - Feb. 23


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, putting the total number of active cases at 26. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 380 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Thank You!
To everyone who is helping to keep JMU safe, thank you. Following safety tips like wearing your mask, staying in your social bubbles and practicing good hygiene is helping us keep our case count relatively low. Keep up the good work, Dukes!

Surveillance Testing
Students who live on campus will likely be selected for surveillance testing multiple times this semester. This testing is mandatory every time, 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: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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