JMU introduces COVID-19 dashboard
Reports 28 cases total, most among students
Joining other state universities, James Madison University introduced a COVID-19 dashboard Tuesday to track positive results among students, faculty and staff.
According to the dashboard, JMU has 24 self-reported cases and four positive tests performed at the university health center; all but one of the cases were among students. The university noted in its description of the dashboard that it “cannot guarantee that this information is complete” because self-reported cases make up the majority of its case count. “Individuals not tested at the University Health Center who test positive may choose not to report,” the site says, “but their positive status should be included in the Virginia Department of Health’s total case count.”
According to a Daily News-Record story, Harrisonburg police said move-in weekend was relatively calm compared to previous years, with no citations for large parties, which have been banned by its city council due to the pandemic. No gatherings of more than 50 people are currently allowed in the city, and the university has told students that it will suspend lease holders who host large parties and receive more than one warning.