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COVID-19 and EMU

Harrisonburg campus faculty, staff, and students should call or text 540-421-3406 to report if you are symptomic, have been exposed or have tested positive for COVID-19. Health Services provides testing for EMU students only. Self-testing supplies are available through Health Services for EMU employees. 

EMU at Lancaster faculty, staff, and students should call or text the LANCASTER COVID hotline (717-844-1675) if you are symptomatic, exposed, or test positive. Additional information and reporting procedures specific to Lancaster students, staff and faculty can be found at

Those who test positive should isolate for 10 days.

For all emergencies, please contact 911. If you are not experiencing a medical emergency but have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell), contact a physician or medical facility near you.

Covid-19 Dashboard


Current Active Cases


Cumulative Cases Since
August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated every Monday at 12 p.m., beginning August 30, 2021
Active Cases - This statistic includes active, test-confirmed COVID-19 cases of students, faculty and staff who are completing a required isolation period. CDC guidelines state that mild to moderate active cases are considered resolved after 10 days.


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Eastern Mennonite University is requiring that all students attending classes in-person on our main campus in Harrisonburg, Va., show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 before arriving on campus or beginning classes for the fall semester 2021, or  file a valid waiver on medical, religious or philosophical grounds.
Learn more about vaccination requirements and vaccination FAQs

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Our FAQ page includes answers to your commonly asked questions about health and safety, residence life, athletics and more. There are also sections related to our Lancaster site and the Washington Community Scholars' Center.

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Important Info

COVID-19 Communications 

Below is a log of all emails sent to the larger EMU community regarding COVID-19. 

EMU tracked COVID-19 testing and cases from August 1, 2020 through May 7, 2021. The dashboard remains publicly available.

EMU's Crisis Management Preparedness Team

The Crisis Management Preparedness Team includes members from across campus; it leads major decision-making on issues related to campus operations. The team works in collaboration with the President, the President’s Cabinet, and the Provost’s Office.

The team meets regularly to process updates and recommendations from local authorities, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH). 

Public information about the virus 

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