JMU Health Update - March 4


Dear JMU Family,

Update on Cases
The university observed 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 at the University Health Center yesterday, putting the total number of active cases at 71. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 310 out of 434. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

Surveillance Testing
Students who live on campus may be selected for surveillance testing this semester. Since participants are chosen through stratified random sampling, it is possible to be chosen multiple times and in consecutive weeks. This testing is mandatory, so it is important for all students to watch their JMU email for a message from and to sign up for an appointment each time. More information is available on the STS FAQ.

On-Campus Testing Options
Testing is available on campus, either at the UHC by calling 540-568-6178 or through the free COVID-19 testing clinics on Thursdays in Warren Hall 502. Sign-up is required for students living off campus and faculty and staff.

JMU Parent Revamps COVID-19 Dashboard
A unique aspect of our COVID-19 dashboard is the JMU connection. Lee Feinberg, whose daughter is a freshman at JMU, is a data visualization expert who has been crucial to the success of the redesigned dashboard. As JMU continues emphasizing transparency while keeping community members informed, read the full story behind the dashboard.

Stop the Spread HELPline
If students and their families have questions and can’t readily find the answers in our FAQs, call the Stop the Spread HELPline, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The toll-free number is 888-886-3131. And don’t forget, many of your questions can be answered here. Call center agents also will be answering questions sent to, and you can submit questions via a form on the Stop the Spread site. Please note, the HELPline is not for reporting noncompliance with health guidance and the Stop the Spread Agreement signed by all students. Please use the LiveSafe app, which goes directly to the JMU Public Safety dispatch.

Stay safe and download the COVIDWISE app!


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Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, March 8, 2021

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