JMU Health Update - April 13


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the University Health Center yesterday. With 2 cases considered “recovered,” the total number of active cases is now at 23. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 381 out of 391. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

UHC Closed Tomorrow and Friday
The University Health Center will be closed Wednesday, April 14, and Friday, April 16, so that our staff can help the Virginia Department of Health administer the COVID-19 vaccine. The pharmacy will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m both days.

For students, faculty and staff who need to be tested while UHC is closed, free testing is available in Warren Hall 502:

  • Wednesday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No appointment is needed, but you must bring your JACard or have MobileID available.

There is additional free student testing on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall 502. Students can sign up for an appointment, and walk-ins are also accepted. Faculty and staff testing is available on Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Testing takes less than 10 minutes, and you’ll receive your results in 20 minutes!

Vaccines are Here
The local Central Shenandoah Health District has moved into Phase 2, which means that vaccinations are now available to anyone ages 16 and older. Upcoming appointments can be found on their website. Students have received emails from with upcoming clinic registration information for the week of April 12-16.

Once you have been completely vaccinated, you are encouraged to voluntarily provide this information through MyJMUChart. This will allow JMU to inform various stakeholders of our rate of COVID-19 vaccinations.


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Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2021

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