JMU Health Update - April 28


 

Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 0 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 6. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 386 out of 391. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Vaccination Records
To assist us in reporting our campuswide vaccination rate, we respectfully request that faculty, staff and students send their completed COVID vaccination records to the University Health Center. The easiest way to do so is by scanning or photographing your vaccination card and emailing it to healthctr@jmu.edu. JMU will only use aggregate data to calculate the campuswide vaccination rate and will not share personal, identifiable information. For example, the university is currently only able to confirm that 282 students and 497 faculty and staff members have received their COVID vaccines. UHC anticipates the need to provide this basic data to VDH, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and other partners in the coming months. Having accurate data will help immensely as we prepare for more in-person instruction in the fall semester. Questions? Contact UHC at 540-568-6249 or healthctr@jmu.edu.

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.

If you are in need of a second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine in another area of the state, VDH has a site for finding a vaccine clinic in Virginia. VaccineFinder is also helpful in locating vaccine clinics both in and outside of Virginia.

Exit Testing
Exit testing is available for students who want to be tested before returning home:

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall - Sign-up is required.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall - No sign-up is needed.
Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warren Hall - No sign-up is needed.

Testing takes less than 10 minutes, and you do not need to wait for your results. They will be delivered to your phone within 20 minutes of your test. The most current testing information is available on the UHC testing page.

UHC Hours
The University Health Center will be closed on April 30, May 3 and May 5 so our staff can assist the Virginia Department of Health with vaccination clinics. The pharmacy will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021

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