Vice President of Student Affairs talks about how the pandemic will impact the upcoming Spring 2021 semester at JMU

Breeze TV reporter Lorena Best sits down with Dr. Tim Miller on what JMU students could expect for the start of next semester. He said students can expect the same structure of classes right now as the spring semester. This would be a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual classes.

On the other hand, there will be edits to the stop the spread agreement including each on-campus JMU student being required to do have entry testing when arriving back to campus for the spring semester. JMU will also continue their surveillance testing, where on-campus students are picked at random for testing.

All students have to opportunity to get a COVID-19 test at the University Health Center any day of the week but comes with a cost. Students will be required to continue self-reporting and daily screening on the live safe app during the spring semester. At this time, JMU does not know how many students will be returning to the university next semester.

Miller is hoping that JMU will be able to offer off-campus testing at UPARK next semester along with vaccinations.