JMU students to return to campus for in-person learning next month

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WRIC) — James Madison University students will resume in-person classes on Oct. 5 after a spike in COVID-19 cases caused the school to switch to virtual learning earlier this semester. JMU switched to a primary online model and sent on-campus students home on Sept. 7.

The university announced on Friday that they are finalizing reopening plans for Oct. 5. When students return to campus in October there will be mandatory surveillance testing, increased quarantine space, limited class sizes and changes to dining facilities.

JMU will also be canceling its fall break originally scheduled for Oct. 22-23 and students will all learn virtually following Thanksgiving.

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