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JMU Health Update - May 7


 

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 4. The number of open quarantine and isolation beds is 267 out of 272. More information can be found on the university’s Stop the Spread dashboard.

COVID-19 Dashboard and Daily Email
Over the summer, the COVID-19 Dashboard will provide weekly updates on COVID-19 cases in the JMU community. Monday, May 10, will be the final daily email update. This email will switch to a weekly release. The next update will occur on May 17, containing a summary of testing and cases from the previous week.

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. 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're in the Harrisonburg area, here are two ways to find the vaccine:

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.

Stop the Spread HELPline
The Stop the Spread HELPline will cease operations today at 5 p.m. Don’t forget, many of your questions can be answered here. The university will continue to answer pandemic-related questions sent to covid19@jmu.edu.

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Published: Friday, May 7, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, May 7, 2021

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