Frequently Asked Questions

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Vaccinations

No, however we strongly encourage students to take their responsibility to get vaccinated seriously. Vaccination against COVID-19 is the single most effective thing we can do to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, prevent further variants from developing, and restore the health of our communities.

If you completed the Vaccination Self-Report form but did not upload your documentation, you need to complete the form again and provide a picture or scan to document your vaccination. We are sorry for the inconvenience; this is just the best, tidiest way we have to be able to track compliance.

General Health and Safety

Face masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in classrooms, performance venues/spaces, administrative offices, and at indoor athletic events.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are also required to wear a face mask when preparing, cooking, handling, or serving food.

Students should carry an additional cloth face covering with them at all times and wash their reusable masks regularly.

Students are permitted to come and go as they would during any other semester. No matter where they go, we ask all students to commit to protect not only their own health and safety, but that of the entire community.

The Student Health Center, located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Complex, offers both antigen testing and PCR testing. The Student Health Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Any student who is experiencing even minor symptoms should contact the Student Health Center at (904) 256-8080 for advice and evaluation.

We recognize some may have concerns about personal health risks related to COVID-19. JU is committed to protecting the health of our students with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems. We encourage all students in need of medical accommodations to contact the Office of Disability Support Services at dss@ju.edu.

The Office of Residential Life partners closely with the Office of Disability Support Services to offer Medical Housing Accommodations for students who have unique needs for living on campus or needs that are best met through an exemption to live off campus. The Residential Life staff is here to support and assist students who wish to use our Medical Housing Accommodations process.

Housing

Students are encouraged to monitor their health daily. They should not go to class or participate in any in-person activities on campus if they have a runny nose, headache, congestion, or other symptoms, or if they are otherwise concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19. Symptomatic students should stay home and immediately contact the Student Health Center (904-256-8080) or their healthcare provider to receive medical attention. If the Student Health Center deems it appropriate to test for COVID-19, they will provide students with specific information and next steps.

Learn more about our isolation and quarantine policies and procedures.

Remote or Virtual Learning

Students who need medical accommodations should reach out to the Office of Disability Support Services at dss@ju.edu

The Office of Disability Support Services is available to talk through any health-related accommodation need. The request can be initiated by contacting them via email at dss@ju.edu.

Any student who is (A) exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or (B) concerned about their exposure should stay home, contact their professor to let them know they feel ill, and contact the Student Health Center to seek medical attention (904-256-8080). Our faculty can accommodate students who may need to learn virtually in the event of illness or isolation.

If a student is placed in isolation or quarantine, the University will alert the student’s professors indicating that they will be absent from class for a period of time. The professors will not be told the student’s test results.