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COVID-19 and EMU

COVID-19 Monitoring

Notifications about new positive COVID-19 cases are available at the link above. You may also opt-in to receive an email when new cases are identified. To be added to that email list, email: 


Dashboard is updated each day by 1:00 p.m. with data as of the previous day.

Data includes EMU students and employees. Note that some students, faculty and staff are working remotely and may not have had contact within the EMU community. To protect individuals’ private health information, EMU will not identify or provide identifying information about students, faculty or staff diagnosed with COVID-19.  

Dashboard Definitions

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Fall FAQs

Looking for answers about fall? We're working to provide with with as much information as possible about our plans for the fall semester. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Not every question below has an answer, but we hope to provide as much information as possible in as timely a way as possible. Continue to check the FAQ page for updates. It is the location with the most comprehensive information regarding fall plans. 

Learn more about fall semester

Important Info

  • The fall semester began Aug. 25. The final week of courses and final exams will be taken online.
  • The Harrisonburg campus is closed to non-essential visitors. To support health and safety, EMU is requiring invited guests to register. Register here(If you are planning for Fall 2020 Move-In, please complete this form upon arrival.)
  • Cares Act Reporting
  • EMU Reopening Plan for the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia: This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of
    Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the "Higher Education Reopening Guidance."

Daily Symptom Tracker- EMU faculty, staff and students must complete the symptom tracker survey daily.

More Info For Prospective Students

We wish we could still host your visit to our beautiful campus. Our admissions team would love to get to know you and talk to you more about your future plans.

EMU communication 

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

September 2020

9-2-20: Email to students
9-2-20: Email to parents

Who is EMU’s leadership team ? What is the 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 is meeting 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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