JMU Health Update - April 15


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the University Health Center yesterday. With 0 cases considered “recovered,” the total number of active cases is now at 30. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 377 out of 391. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Vaccines are Here
The local Central Shenandoah Health District has moved into Phase 2, which means that vaccines are now available to anyone ages 16 and older.

The Virginia Department of Health website has updated information on available vaccination clinics. First-dose clinics are listed here (First Dose Appointments/Information – Central Shenandoah Health District ( and second-dose clinics are listed here (Second Dose Information/Appointments – Central Shenandoah Health District ( If you are in need of either, please register. And please continue to check these links. They will be updated regularly as new clinics become available.

In addition, students have received direct emails from with upcoming clinic registration information for the week of April 12-16.

UHC Closed Friday
The University Health Center will be closed 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.

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

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Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2021

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