JMU Health Update - April 21


Dear JMU Family,


Update on Cases

The university observed 1 new positive case of COVID-19 at the University Health Center yesterday. With 0 cases considered “recovered,” the total number of active cases is now at 15. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 370 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. 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. Walk-in appointments may be available depending upon vaccine supply.


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 is required.


There is additional free student testing today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Festival Alleghany Room. No appointment is necessary. 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! The most current testing information is available on the UHC testing page.


Share Your Opinion

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

1. Participate in a 60-90 minute online focus group. If you are interested, 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 minute) survey.

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Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2021

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