JMU Health Update - April 19


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 1 new positive case of COVID-19 at the University Health Center on Friday and over the weekend. With 5 cases considered “recovered,” the total number of active cases is now at 16. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 371 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.

At today’s clinic at the Convocation Center, walk-ins will be admitted from 8 to 11:30 a.m. for both first-dose and second-dose Pfizer vaccines.

Walk-in appointment availability is dependent upon vaccine supply. Get a guaranteed appointment slot by registering now. Check your spam folder for confirmation emails.

The Virginia Department of Health website has updated information on available vaccination clinics. If you are in need of either first-dose clinics or second-dose clinics, please register using those links. They will be updated regularly as new clinics become available.

Exit Testing
Exit testing will be available for students wanting to be tested before returning home:

April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Warren Hall - Sign-up is required.
April 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Festival - No sign-up is needed.
April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall - Sign-up is required.
May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Warren Hall - Sign-up link coming soon.

There is additional free student testing this Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Festival Alleghany Room, with no appointment needed. Testing is also available this Thursday 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!

We are helping conduct a study to find out more about perceptions among Virginia college students related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are two ways students can help out:

  1. Participate in a 60-90 minute online focus group. If you are interested in participating, complete this short form. Compensation for participation in a focus group is available in the form of an e-gift card.
  2. Participate in this brief (8 minutes) survey.

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Published: Monday, April 19, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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