JMU Health Update - Feb. 25


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the Health Center yesterday, putting the total number of active cases at 34. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 372 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Although we are encouraged by our numbers, it is important to note that cases continue to emerge both on campus and off. It is critical that everyone continues to follow the safety tips we’ve been providing.

Liaison Support
Liaisons are available to help students in quarantine and isolation spaces with services including mail delivery, meals, and correspondence with faculty. Any student in quarantine or isolation can opt in to the liaison program by answering the invitation from or by text message.

To allow us the ability to see and address the spread of the virus in our community, it is critical for the university to know about anyone who tests positive or is a direct contact. Here’s how you can help:

  • If you recently tested positive for COVID-19 somewhere other than at UHC, please self-report in MyJMUChart using the forms tab. Also, ask your direct contacts to self-report as contacts under the same tab.
  • If you tested positive at UHC, inform those with whom you have had direct contact and ask them to self-report in MyJMUChart using the forms tab.
  • If you have been identified as a direct contact, please self-report using the forms tab on MyJMUChart.

Quarantine Information
We have updated our quarantine information, as these guidelines have recently changed.

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: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, March 1, 2021

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