Changes to the Academic Calendar

  • In-person classes will resume on October 5.
  • Fall break, originally slated for Oct. 22-23, will be cancelled in an attempt to reduce student travel. 
  • After Thanksgiving break, almost all courses will move online for the remainder of the semester.
  • The last day of classes will be December 9. After a study day on December 10, exams will follow the schedule below:
    • Wednesday 12/9: Last Day of Class
    • Thursday 12/10: Study Day – no exams
    • Friday 12/11: Common exams
    • Saturday 12/12: Study Day – no exams
    • Monday 12/14: Full Exam Day
    • Tuesday 12/15: Full Exam Day
    • Wednesday 12/16: Full Exam Day
    • Thursday 12/17: Full Exam Day
    • Friday 12/18:Half Exam Day
  • Instructors will notify students of the arrangements needed to complete their final exams.

Physical Distancing in Classrooms and Learning Environments

Course Delivery

When JMU returns to in-person instruction on Monday, October 5, all courses originally scheduled to occur in person (IP) will return to that mode of instruction unless instructors have had an alternate mode of delivery approved. Students will be able to check for changes in delivery mode for their enrolled courses through their MyMadison accounts, and instructors will notify students of the delivery mode for classes

Some students returning to campus will need to arrange online accommodations for an IP course based on an ODS-approved Access Plan or for required periods of COVID-related quarantine or isolation. Instructors should work with these students to determine a reasonable accommodation that enables the student to proceed in the course. For more information about Access Plans, contact the Office of Disability Services (https://www.jmu.edu/ods/index.shtml; x86705).

Other students may contact their instructors with a request to be allowed to remain online for the rest of the semester primarily because they do not feel comfortable returning to in-person classes. Academic Affairs understands that it may not be feasible in all cases for an instructor to provide a semester-long online learning option in addition to established course activities. While we encourage all instructors to be responsive to this type of student request to the extent they are able, instructors are not required to provide an online option if it is not feasible to do so.

In-Person Course Meetings

  • Everyone must wear a mask at all times in all academic buildings while in the presence of others. If an individual is alone in their office with the door closed, they do not have to wear a mask. 
  • Faculty must wear masks at all times while teaching, even when behind plexiglass barriers. 
  • When classes resume in person, meetings will be limited to 50 students or fewer. No class meeting will have more than 50 students in a single room. A class may maintain a higher enrollment if there are detailed plans to prevent 50+ students from gathering in person at once.
  • Extra desks in many classrooms have been removed to improve navigation between seats and increase physical distancing.

Food and Dining Services

Residential Dining Rooms at D-Hall and E-Hall

In both dining halls, additional seating was removed to create better queuing for popular stations. Excess furniture that is currently marked as out of service was removed from the floor to prevent it from being used.

The maximum occupancy of D-Hall, which is officially 1100, was further reduced from 650 to 600. D-Hall continues to use Sensource people-counting software, and the actual count of people at D-Hall was added to public display screens at the entrance.

The maximum occupancy of E-Hall was further reduced from 250 to 200. E-Hall implemented a manual counting system until Sensource can be installed

Both dining halls added clearly demarcated lines to increase social distance among students while they are waiting and to move anyone in a line further away from diners who are actively eating with their masks off. In D-Hall, the areas of focus include:

  • Splitting the bakery station from soft serve and moving it to the NW kitchen
  • Better regulating and enforcing physical distancing at SW, Grill, and soft serve
  • Adding an additional grill line for high demand

The areas of focus in E-Hall are:

  • Doubling the lines at the Grill station as needed
  • Adding To Go meals during all hours of operation
  • Allowing guests to fill one container and take that container out of the building

All guests must show a green check on LiveSafe as a requirement for entry.

Quarantine and Isolation Meals

Updated information as of Oct. 14, 2020, can be found here: https://www.jmu.edu/stop-the-spread/student-affairs/covid-faq.shtml#dining

Quarantine meals are available for pick up for on-campus students at Jemmy’s Market and Lakeside Café. These students must register through residence life. Delivery is available for those physically unable to access one of the two sites or those in remote sites like hotels.

For isolation meals, deliveries have changed to include:

  • One time snack bag on arrival (additional snacks can be ordered)
  • Lunch, which includes a rotation of deli sandwiches, wraps, entrée salads or special diets
  • Dinner/Breakfast, which includes a hot dinner entrée, sides, and dessert and continental breakfast bag

Retail Dining Rooms

We will continue to communicate the best times to visit each location of the retail dining rooms to avoid crowding. 

Festival

Within Festival, we have eliminated open access to serving areas and limited guests in the space to a maximum of 50. Spaces for entering and existing have been sectioned off, and manual counting is being used until Sensource can be installed 

Remote order kiosks and other features have been installed for all brands outside the serving area, including:

  • Two kiosks in the lower drum
  • Four kiosks on main floor
  • Starship remote order system
  • Isolated pick up window

Dukes Dining

A Sensource patron counter has been added to monitor building load. Additional seating has been removed to open up space and out of service seating has been stacked so it cannot be used. More space has been created to physically distance lines where they might occur and to keep guests in lines further separated from guests who are eating with their masks removed.

Den

In this area, we have laid out lines with better physical distancing cues and implemented a buzzer system for order pick up. We are also asking guests to wait at a table instead of clustering at the pick-up area.

Oath Pizza

We implemented an order call system tied to the kiosk that texts guests when their order is ready, eliminating guests clustering around the station. Their order number also flashes to the cashier screen for guests without texting.

Blue Ridge Bowls and Panda Express

In both areas, we implemented better line controls.

PC Wings 

Maintained evening hours only to better fit guest needs and reduce daytime building load

Starbucks Carrier Library

This location was converted to take-out only. A new traffic pattern was implemented to enforce social distancing. There are signs indicating that foods and beverages are not allowed in the Libraries, and baristas were trained to reinforce the no food/beverage messaging.

D-Hall Retail

We created a To Go only location and allocated more space for physically distanced lines, allowing them to be better controlled and lowering the load on space. We can now also control access to the space with a line control attendant in the clocktower and limit guests in the space to 100 for all brands. Entry is only allowed from the clock tower, where a Sensource patron counter was added. 

Qdoba was closed to use the additional space for Chick-fil-A lines to ensure physical distance and reduce load in the space. The lines at CFA lines were laid out to ensure physical distancing. All self-service options in Market 64 were closed and replaced with grab and go items. At Steak and Shake, service is limited to the walk-up window and robot delivery. This allows more physically distanced queuing for Freshens, exterior controls for lines, more physically distanced seating outdoors, and lowered loads on space. We were able to increase the speed of service at CFA and Freshens by adding a second expediter to each team. At Subway, additional seating was removed to better set and control lines and a Sensource patron counter was added.

Events, Meetings and Gatherings

The university wants to help students build connections and community in the safest ways possible. An important part of the JMU experience happens when students can meet each other and build lasting relationships. We will support gathering when it can be done safely, as detailed below.

On- and off-campus social gatherings where students are not social distancing or wearing masks have been the main spreader of this virus. The spread is further exacerbated when these gatherings are held indoors. The established 10 person rule for social gatherings is designed to limit these types of events and their impacts on individuals and our community. This 10 person rule will remain in place after October 5, and students should not host or attend any social gatherings greater than 10 people. 

Gatherings should be limited to the same individuals, including those students who live together, across all social gatherings on and off campus rather than a rotating group of individuals.The virus will spread easily through a community of students if they are gathering in groups without masks and are not physically distancing. See “Social Bubbles” below for information about forming your group. 

Student organizations should work with the Student Life staff to answer any questions about their planned meetings and events. Additional guidance on hosting approved meetings and events is below. 

On-Campus Meeting and Event Guidance

To reduce the risk of the potential spread of COVID-19, meetings and events will be conducted virtually whenever possible. When meetings and events need to be in person, it is important that all guests wear a mask, maintain appropriate physical distance and follow all public health protocols. There are also capacity and attendance limits that apply that are specific to the type and location of the gathering. 

On-Campus Indoor Meetings and Events 

In-person meetings and events on campus will be limited according to the restrictions of the Governor’s Executive Orders. Meetings and events on campus, not including residents’ rooms, will not exceed 50% of a room’s capacity or up to 50 people (whichever is less). Residential rooms should be limited to the residents of that room or residents of the suite. No guests from outside the residence hall are allowed into the building or residents’ rooms. 

On-Campus Outdoor Meetings and Events 

Outdoor meetings and events on campus should not exceed 50 people. Outdoor events are preferred because research has shown the virus is harder to spread outside, especially when attendees are physically distancing and wearing masks. Events that are traditionally hosted indoors will be transitioned to outdoor spaces whenever possible. 

Social Bubbles

Students should identify a small group of individuals (9 people or less) to spend time with while at JMU this fall. This group should be committed to maintaining each other’s health. Group members should be guided by trust, good communication, and expectations that individuals in the group remain consistent in their approach to avoiding the virus. Every member should practice good physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing when they are around each other and other people, during group interaction and when members engage outside of the group. 

Establishing - and encouraging students to establish - a social bubble will allow them to build community, contributing positively to the mental health of all students. However, it is important that students engage in their social bubbles safely and maintain proper safety precautions when interacting with others as the virus can spread even in these small groups.

Guests to Campus

Students are discouraged from bringing guests to campus during the fall semester. We know students have friends who want to visit, but we ask that those visits not happen this fall. We also want to discourage students from travelling outside of Harrisonburg as much as possible. A reason for the cancelation of Fall Break is to limit students from travelling out of the area and returning to potentially negatively impact the JMU community. 

Face Coverings 

Please read the Face Covering FAQs.

We have updated our face coverings list to include gaiters. New data show that neck gaiters can be effective face coverings. A double layer gaiter is superior to a single layer gaiter and they should be worn in this way.

University Health Center

Weekend Hours

The University Health Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for student testing needs beginning October 10. Staff will also be present so they can manage any test results they receive over the weekend and support students who may need to isolate or quarantine.

Testing

The University Health Center is able to conduct over 100 tests every weekday for members of the JMU community. This capacity is less on the weekends due to shorter hours but testing is still available.

Surveillance Testing

This information can be found in the Surveillance Testing FAQ

Quarantine Protocols

JMU identified several on-campus residence halls and other properties to maximize quarantine and isolation space. The university is planning to have approximately 600 quarantine and isolation beds by October 5, over four times the number of beds that were available at the beginning of the fall semester. This encompasses more than 10% of our on-campus population.

We have developed a Quarantine in Place procedure that will allow students in rooms having certain layouts with bathrooms and bedrooms to remain in their own rooms while they quarantine. There are 1,430 beds that could utilize this system of quarantine.

Protocol Updates

The Quarantine and Isolation Protocol has been updated to reflect the most current information and processes. Specific changes in the Quarantine and Isolation Protocol include: 

  1. Quarantine and Isolation meals (referenced in Food and Dining Services Section)
  2. Prepared Rooms: Each quarantine and isolation space will be preset with the following items: Linens (2 Twin Flat Sheets; 1 Pillowcase; 1 Blanket; 4 Towels; 2 Washcloths), dining snack basket, UHC Care Kit, Get Well Card. Additionally, laminated QR codes will be placed in rooms for easy access to resources which include the University Health Center, Counseling Center, University Recreation and Dining.
  3. Quarantine and Isolation Liaison Program: All on-campus students assigned to isolation or quarantine spaces will receive an email from the Q/I Liaison Team within the first 12 hours of their placement. From there, the liaison and student will determine how often they will be in contact, which will be no less than every four days. Students have the option of calls/contact every day. This communication includes a mental health check-in as well as a general medical check-in. Liaisons have received formal training and can direct students as needed to resources on campus. All Liaisons have completed HIPAA and FERPA training. 

Additionally, quarantine and isolation instructions, details and resources have been separated to clarify that these concepts are not intertwined but are mutually exclusive processes. 

COVID-19 Quarantine Protocol

This protocol applies to patients who live on campus, are suspected of having been exposed to COVID-19, have been seen at the University Health Center (UHC) and do not require hospital evaluation. This could be due to direct, close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 or based upon symptoms. 

If a UHC medical provider determines there is a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19, the following steps will be followed once the test samples have been collected: 

  1.   Students will be sent a secure message from UHC via their patient portal (MyJMUChart) letting them know their status and need to quarantine. 
    • This information will be added to a secure, shared database so that campus partners who need access have it. 
  1. Office of Residence Life (ORL) will be contacted through the shared database. 
    • The quarantine student’s needs will be determined based on the student’s current living arrangements: 
      • Students who can safely travel home may do so. 
      • Students who have private baths or who share bathrooms with five or fewer people may be considered a “family unit” and may be able to quarantine in place. 
      • Students who cannot quarantine in place will be moved to a quarantine location either on campus or in a local hotel. 
    • ORL will inform the student which quarantine room they will be assigned and make arrangements for their transportation and check-in, if necessary.
    • Students in quarantine will be in a single room (no roommate). 
    • On-campus quarantine rooms will be pre-stocked with a linen pack, a snack pack and a care kit. Each room will also have a mini-fridge.
    • ORL created a list of items that students should consider taking with them to quarantine. This list will be given to them before leaving the Health Center and can be found on the UHC website. 
  2. Check-in Liaison
    • When a student is designated to quarantine, they are assigned a liaison. 
    • The liaison will reach out to the student via email to explain their role and offer resources. This contact will be no more than 12 hours after the student is notified of quarantine status. 
    • Future communication, including general wellness checks, will be scheduled based on student needs.
  3. Transportation
    • Once Residence Life identifies a quarantine space and informs the student, ORL will arrange for transportation to the quarantine location. ORL is partnering with JMU facilities management, transportation and public safety for transportation needs. 
      • For transportation to quarantine housing on campus, the driver will pick the student up at their current residence hall and transport them to their quarantine assignment. The driver will have the student’s quarantine room key. 
      •  For transportation from quarantine housing, the driver will pick the student up at their quarantine location and return them to their assigned residence hall. The driver will then collect the quarantine room key from the student. 
  4. Public Safety will provide routine security for quarantine buildings. 
  5. Facilities Management (FM): 
    • When notified that the current residence hall room is vacated, FM will arrange to have the affected room(s) disinfected. 
    • FM will assist Public Safety with disinfection of cruisers as needed. 
    • FM will assure that cleaning supplies, trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. are stocked in quarantine buildings. 
    • Posters will be placed on the interior doors of the quarantine locations identifying them as such and listing items (mask, gloves, gown, etc.) needed for entry. 
    • Students will be responsible for routine cleaning and trash removal while in quarantine. Students will bag all trash in large plastic trash bags and tie the bags shut. These bags are to be left outside the door for disposal by FM. 
    • There are laundry facilities in each location. Students will be responsible for their own laundry.
      • On campus students can pay with Flex or cash. 
      • In hotels, students will need cash. 
    • If a student is moved out of a quarantine room, or relocated within the space, FM will clean the room that was vacated. 
  6. Aramark will be notified through the shared database. 
    • Quarantine students will be allowed to pick up their meals at one of two locations:
      • Jemmy’s - Village Area, Hillside Area and Skyline Area 
      • Lakeside Café - Bluestone Area, Greek Row, Lake Area 
    • If students are quarantined in a hotel, meals will be delivered. 
    • Mealtimes for quarantine students 
      • Lunch 11:30 – 1 p.m.
      • Dinner 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  
    • For special situations where a student cannot pick up their meals, delivered meals will be available. 
    • All meals will be charged against the student’s JACard. If the student does not have enough meals for the week, they will still be fed. 
  7. The University Health Center can be contacted by phone during business hours; after hours call Public Safety who will notify medical staff. They will: 
    • Follow all clinical protocols 
    • Communicate closely with local Health Department and move roommates/close contacts to quarantine as appropriate 
    • Communicate changes to student condition, results of testing, etc. with appropriate persons and departments 

The above protocol will be followed for any student living on campus and evaluated at the S-RMH ED if there is suspicion (meaning testing is sent) of COVID-19 and the patient fits outpatient care parameters. The only differences between patients seen at the UHC and at the hospital are: 

  • The hospital will be responsible for making the initial call to the ORL. If after hours SRMH will call Public Safety who will notify ORL. 
  • The hospital will also call JMU Public Safety requesting transport of the student back to campus. The other transportation steps will occur as outlined above. 

Quarantine Considerations

  1.   For COVID-19, there will be two subsets of students quarantined. 
    • The first are those who have symptoms and are undergoing testing for infection (probably initiated in the UHC or at Sentara-RMH). These students will clear quarantine if the test returns negative. If the test is positive, they will relocate to an isolation location. 
      • In the case of a patient in quarantine who tests positive, the room in which they were staying will be cleaned by FM following their standard disinfection protocol. In addition, the community bathroom and living space will be cleaned. FM personnel should don their PPE prior to entering the quarantine location. 
    • The second set are students who are quarantined due to a close contact with a known positive case. These students will remain in quarantine for 14 days and be released if no symptoms (fever and/or cough) develop. If during quarantine any symptoms develop, the student will need to be tested for COVID-19 and remain in quarantine until the results of the test are available AND they have been quarantined for at least 14 days. Due to test turn-around time, some students will remain in quarantine longer than the expected 14 days if they require testing due to symptom development. 

General Quarantine Instructions 

For students who live on campus

  • Students must remain in their room as much as possible. They are able to leave to pick up meals at designated times. 
  • If a student needs to seek medical care outside of quarantine, they must wear a mask. 
  • Students must spray down and wipe bathroom surfaces they touch when using the restroom. Morning mist and paper towels are appropriate supplies. 
  • Students will be responsible for their own laundry, trash removal and housekeeping, including the bathroom. 
  • Upon completion of their quarantine, students requiring help moving back to their assigned residence hall may contact ORL for assistance.  

For students living off campus 

Students living off campus who are suspected of COVID-19 that are seen at the UHC and do not require hospital evaluation or who are contacts and require quarantine will be considered a family unit and will follow directions of the local Health Department.

Students will be asked not to use public transportation. If a student is at UHC and does not have a personal vehicle for transport, Public Safety will transport the student from UHC to off-campus housing. 

COVID-19 Isolation Protocol

Isolation protocol applies to patients who live on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19 (either at UHC or at another facility) and don’t require hospital evaluation. 

If a UHC medical provider determines there is a student who tested positive for COVID-19, the following steps will be followed: 

  1.  The student will be sent a secure message from UHC via their patient portal letting them know their status and need to move to isolation.
    • This information will be added to a secure, shared database so that campus partners who need access have it. 
  2. The Office of Residence Life (ORL) will be contacted through the shared database. 
    • All students needing isolation will be moved to an isolation location. 
    • ORL will inform the student which isolation room they will be assigned. Students will be assigned separate rooms while room availability allows. Depending on demand, students in isolation may be required to share rooms, with a maximum of two people per room. Students who need non-gendered housing can be housed in a room without a roommate. 
    • Oak, Willow and Valley will be used as locations for isolation. The combined isolation capacity for Oak and Willow using double rooms is 56; the isolation capacity for Valley using double rooms is 66. 
    • ORL will make arrangements for transportation and check-in to the isolation location. On-campus isolation rooms will be pre-stocked with a linen pack, a snack pack and a well kit. Each room will also have a mini-fridge.
    • ORL created a list of items that students should consider UHC, and it can be found on their website. 
    • ORL will notify FM when students are moved out of isolation rooms so appropriate cleaning of these rooms can be completed. 
  3. Check-In Liaisons 
    • When a student is designated to isolation, they are assigned a liaison. 
    • The liaison will reach out to the student via email to explain their role and offer resources. This contact will be no more than 12 hours after the student is notified of isolation status. 
    • Future communication, including wellness checks, will be scheduled based on student needs. 
  4. Transportation
    • Residence Life will identify an isolation space and inform the student. ORL will also arrange for transportation to the isolation location. ORL is partnering with JMU facilities management, transportation and public safety for transportation needs. 
      • For transportation to isolation housing on campus, the driver will pick the student up at their current residence hall and transport them to their isolation assignment. The driver will have the student’s isolation room key. 
      •  For transportation from isolation housing, the driver will pick the student up at their isolation location and return them to their assigned residence hall. The driver will then collect the isolation room key from the student.
  5. Public Safety:
    • Public Safety will provide routine security for isolation buildings. 
    • Public Safety may need to enforce isolation and prevent visitors from entering these locations. Enforcement guidelines will be provided by VDH. 
  6. Facilities Management (FM):
    • When notified that the current residence hall room is vacant, FM will arrange to have the affected room(s) disinfected. 
    • FM will assist Public Safety with disinfection of cruisers as needed. 
    • FM will assure that cleaning supplies, trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. are stocked in isolation buildings. 
    • Posters will be placed on the interior doors of the isolation locations identifying them as such and listing items (mask, gloves, gown, etc.) needed for entry. 
    • Students will be responsible for routine cleaning and trash removal while in isolation. Students will bag all trash in large plastic trash bags and tie the bags shut. These bags are to be left outside the door for disposal by FM. 
    • There are laundry facilities in each location. Students will be responsible for their own laundry and can pay with Flex or cash. 
    • If a student is moved out of an isolation room or relocated within the space, FM will clean the room that was vacated. 
  7. Aramark will be contacted by ORL. ORL will provide the student’s name, location, cell phone and any dietary restrictions that the student may have.
    • Aramark will arrange for meals to be delivered to the isolation location. 
      • Students will be added to the next available meal delivery time. 
      • Aramark will contact the student when meals are delivered. 
      • Lunch and dinner will be delivered daily and a breakfast pack will also arrive with dinner 
  8. University Communications will be notified as needed related to outbreaks. Routine cases will be monitored through a dashboard in partnership between Student Affairs and Institutional Research. 
  9. To contact the University Health Center call (540) 568-6178 during business hours; after hours call Public Safety who will notify medical staff. They will:
    • Follow all clinical protocols 
    • Communicate closely with local Health Department and move roommates/close contacts to quarantine as appropriate 
    • Communicate changes to student condition, results of testing, etc. with appropriate persons and departments 

The above protocol will be followed for any student living on campus and evaluated at the SRMH Emergency Department if there is suspicion (meaning testing is sent) of COVID-19 and the patient fits outpatient care parameters. The only differences between patients seen at the UHC and at the hospital are: 

  • The hospital will be responsible for making the initial call to the ORL. After hours, S-RMH will call Public Safety who will notify ORL. 
  • The hospital will also call JMU Public Safety requesting transport of the student back to campus. The other transportation steps will occur as outlined above. 

General Isolation Instructions 

For students living on campus

  • Students must remain in their isolation hall as much as possible. They are allowed to interact with other students isolating in the same hall. 
  • If a student needs to seek medical care outside of isolation, they must wear a mask. 
  • They should spray down and wipe bathroom surfaces they touch when using the restroom. Morning mist and paper towels are appropriate supplies. 
  • Students will be responsible for their own laundry, trash removal and housekeeping, including the bathroom. 
  • Upon completion of their isolation period, students requiring help moving back to their assigned residence hall may contact ORL for assistance. This service is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

For students living off campus

  • Students living off campus who tested positive for COVID-19 and not requiring hospital evaluation will be considered a family unit and should follow isolation directions of the local Health Department. 
  • Students should not ride any public transportation. If a student is at UHC and does not have a personal vehicle for transport, Public Safety will transport student from UHC to off-campus housing.

Training

Any students who have not completed the Stop the Spread training must do so prior to their return to campus. These students will be emailed the week prior and reminded to complete this training. Anyone who has not completed the training by October 5 will have a hold placed on their records, and they will not be able to adjust their schedules or register for classes until they complete the training and pass the quiz.

Flu shots

Students are encouraged to get a flu shot by October 5 in order to protect themselves and others in our community. We are hosting a number of Flu Clinics for those who can’t do this before returning to campus:

  •   October 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Student Success Center 1075
  •   October 5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Festival Highlands Room
  •   October 12, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Union, Taylor 306
  •   October 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Union, Taylor 306

For more information, see https://www.jmu.edu/news/healthcenter/2020/09-25-flu-shot-clinics.shtml

Residence Life

Returning to the Residence Halls

Students will select from eight different time slots to return to campus. Families should limit the number of individuals helping them move back in to only two people. More information has been sent to campus residents so they can sign up for their move-in time and confirm when they will return.

The dates and time slots are:

  • Friday, October 2: 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday, October 2: 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Saturday, October 3: 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3: 5-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 4: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Sunday, October 4: 1-4 p.m.
  • Sunday October 4: 5-9 p.m.

Students who left campus were  sent an email with details on the move-in process which explains how they can sign up for a move-in time slot.

Symptom Tracking and Contact Tracing Apps

All members of the community must complete the self-monitoring on the LiveSafe app daily before they leave their residence hall or enter campus. All JMU offices, dining halls, libraries, facilities and UREC will be regularly asking students to show their green check mark illustrating that they are symptom-free. In addition, faculty members will be asking students to show their green check mark as part of on-campus classes. 

In addition, all members of the community should download the COVIDWISE app to assist in contact tracing. This app is more effective if large numbers of our community have it downloaded and active on their phones so it can better track any contacts individuals have with those who have tested positive. 

Stop the Spread Agreement

All students are still under the obligations of the Stop the Spread agreement. The Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP) will continue to receive both on-campus and off-campus reports related to students not following these commitments. OSARP is ready to respond quickly to these reports, as breaking this agreement is in direct violation of the mission of our university by unnecessarily putting others at risk. 

If you choose to host or attend social gatherings larger than 10 people, to not use the LiveSafe App, to not wear a face covering or to not practice physical distancing, you are choosing to accept the consequences for those actions, which may include suspension or expulsion from JMU. In order to ensure a safe community as we return, the university may communicate other requirements or instructions to students, faculty and staff. Students who do not follow these requirements or instructions may be referred to OSARP for an alleged policy violation(s).

Stop the Spread HELPline

If you have questions and can’t readily find the answer in our FAQs, call the Stop the Spread HELPline, which is open:

  • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The toll-free number is 888-886-3131. Don’t forget, many of your questions can be answered here. Call center agents also will be answering questions sent to covid19@jmu.edu, and you can submit questions via a form on the Stop the Spread site.

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