JMU Health Update - March 25


 

Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the University Health Center yesterday. With 3 cases considered “recovered,” the total number of active cases is now at 91. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 350 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Free Testing Today
JMU offers free COVID-19 testing for all students on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall 502. Sign-up is recommended, but limited walk-in testing is available today. Faculty and staff testing is available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Other Testing Available
The University Health Center provides testing during regular hours, and will be open this Saturday for testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can call 540-568-6178 for an appointment. The cost depends upon the type of test (see In-House Laboratory Tests) and can be billed to insurance.

If you have had COVID-19 before, you can still get it again or be a carrier of the virus. All community members need to practice preventative measures, such as wearing a mask when around other people (even outside), washing your hands, maintaining physical distance and disinfecting surface areas.

Vaccination Appointments
The Virginia Department of Health is continuing to expand COVID-19 vaccine appointments. To be sure you are informed when you are eligible for an appointment, register with Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. Students should use their local address if they want to be vaccinated locally. Learn more about the different phases and appointment eligibility.

The best vaccine is the first one offered to you. All are effective in preventing death and severe illness.

Questions About the Vaccine?
Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

Helpful resources from the Virginia Department of Health
Virginia’s COVID Community Ambassadors Program
Guidance for College Students

 

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Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2021

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