While some are excited about this year's in-person Family Weekend, others are wary about its effects on the spread of COVID-19.
With the Delta variant on the rise and large gatherings beginning to return, the JMU community reflects on the efficiency of the university's current mask mandate.
JMU's The Pantry provides shelf stable goods, hygiene products and fresh produce to all JMU students, free of charge and no questions asked.
Off-campus mental health resources that are free or low-cost, including Blue Ridge Free Clinic, Community Counseling Center and more.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospital staff are encouraging vaccinations at Sentara RMH are experiencing increased cases and burnout.
While the vaccination rate for the 18-35 age group across the Central Shenandoah Health District is lagging, the city doesn’t believe this is true for Harrisonburg.
In the final verdict for Conley v. JMU, Judge Bruce Albertson ruled that the university didn't violate the Freedom of Information Act.
Judge Bruce Albertson denied Jake Conley's petition for a writ of mandamus and said that JMU hasn't violated Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.
Students who haven't submitted either proof of vaccination or an Assumption of Risk waiver will be dropped from their classes Sept. 17.
Many local businesses are looking for employees to adapt to the large number of new and returning JMU students following last year's lull due to the pandemic.
With the Biden administration now recommending COVID-19 booster vaccines five to eight months after receiving the first shots, the JMU community has mixed opinions on future student vaccine requirements.
JMU facilities are adapting to its largest freshman class — 4,750 students — while dining halls are experiencing an employee shortage.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prompting some to trust the safety of the shot more.
In a court hearing today, where Editor-in-chief Jake Conley filed suit against JMU, the university attorney said that JMU wasn't collecting by dorm COVID-19 data from Aug. 17 - Sept. 17, 2020.
Graduate psychology students at JMU received a grant from The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration to provide mental health counseling to rural communities surrounding Harrisonburg.
People from across Virginia gathered near JMU's campus to protest vaccine and mask mandates for varying reasons.
Rockingham County Public Schools are implementing several COVID-19 safety measures in preparation for traditional in-person instruction this academic year.
The Breeze filed a suit against JMU due to a partial denial to a FOIA request made last year.
As COVID-19 gets more contagious, JMU students are adapting to changing mandates.
In response to Gov. Ralph Northam's Executive Order Eighteen, JMU is implementing COVID-19 safety precautions for all students and faculty. Among the directive is a temporary mask mandate.
According to an email sent to JMU employees, JMU is considering "stricter measures" to amid reports of increasing COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
According to a postcard sent out by the university, JMU is holding a celebration for JMU alumni for the class of 2020 on Sept. 3 after COVID-19 caused delays in commencement plans for the graduates last year.
JMU is requiring students to provide verification of COVID-19 vaccination or fill out exemption forms for the Fall 2021 semester
JMU’s Board of Visitors (BoV) met to discuss future plans surrounding COVID-19, including vaccination requirements and data and in-person classes.
The construction of Harrisonburg's second high school will resume due to funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Because the school won't be built in time for the fall, when academic instruction will resume in person, there are some concerns at the current high school with overcrowding and possible virus transmission.