08/20/21 Entry Testing email

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Thank you for submitting your Student Assumption of Risk Waiver for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please read the following information carefully as it details the process for fall semester. More information can be found at the testing links. This applies to you whether you live on or off campus.

Entry Testing

  • If you live on campus, you will be asked at move-in to electronically upload verification of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours of arrival on campus, or a negative PCR test obtained within 48 hours of arriving on campus. Once you have done that, you will continue the move-in process. Please see the email sent to you on Aug. 20 for more details. 

  • If you live off campus, you need to electronically upload verification of a negative COVID-19 test by Aug. 24 at 12 p.m.

    • If you are having difficulty finding a testing site near you, or have already returned to Harrisonburg, free testing will be available on a walk-up basis in Warren Hall 502 on Aug. 23, 1-5 p.m. and Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-noon.

    • You can also make an appointment for free testing at the University Health Center by calling 540-568-6178, option 2.

    • The Virginia Department of Health website can also help you find testing sites in and around Harrisonburg.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, you should not come to campus at this time. Please email for additional instructions.

Regular Screening Testing

  • Regular screening testing will begin the week of Aug. 30 and be required weekly for students who are not vaccinated or have not submitted documentation of being vaccinated for COVID-19. 

  • You will receive an email on Friday, Aug. 27 with information on how to sign up for the following week’s testing.  

  • Check the Student Testing FAQs for additional information.

If you have been fully vaccinated, please electronically upload your documentation of receiving the vaccine. You will be contacted with further instructions. Please also upload it into MyJMUChart. 

These measures are important to help us get the semester started safely and we are optimistic that they will help contain the spread of COVID-19.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following pages:
Stop the Spread
Student Vaccine FAQs
Student Testing FAQs
Student Mask FAQs

Thanks for your attention to these details, we’re looking forward to seeing you very soon.

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Published: Friday, August 20, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2022

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