High school closes temporarily after two confirmed cases

HHS will be closed on Friday to allow the health department to conduct contact tracing after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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Lessons learned from getting tested for COVID: be prepared for the swab and bring a book

When I came back to JMU this fall for my final semester, I knew that it would eventually happen. I would have to get tested for COVID-19. Sure enough, I found out I had come into contact with someone who developed symptoms the next day. So I went for my COVID-19 test.

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In latest round of COVID-19 business, council outlines CARES Act money and gets briefings on JMU and EMU

The Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday took up several tactics to mitigate the effects of the pandemic: a plan for how to distribute more than $3 million more in federal CARES Act funding, an emergency ordinance to allow the Open Doors shelter to open October 1, as well as protocols to slow the virus’ transmission among college students.

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Interim chief brings lessons from the past, vision for a future to Harrisonburg police

The interim chief now at the helm of the Harrisonburg Police Department, Gabriel Camacho, comes into the role in the wake of widespread unrest in response to police brutality. Calls for — and arguments over the meaning of — “defunding the police” have been prevalent at rallies and on social media. But to Camacho, it’s not new. He has seen this before.

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Council candidate sets personal Facebook profile to private amid criticism of posts

After facing criticism for her Facebook posts promoting QAnon and far-right political memes, council candidate Kathleen Kelley has set her once-public profile to private. Kelley said she did so after the backlash reached those close to her.

Hey Elderly Aunt, how do I respond to being re-invited to a Zoom wedding I initially wasn’t invited to?

Hello Elderly Aunt, I do have a situation, sort of. We weren’t invited to a wedding, and now we are. And I want to say something, but I’m trying not to …

Community Perspective: Ibyx, 2010

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur Yesterday in my chiropractor’s waiting room, a fellow patient said “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”  He looked familiar but I couldn’t place him, though some association with Eastern Mennonite University came to mind.  “You’re Tom Arnold, aren’t you,” he asked?  Hmmm.  I knew I’d seen him before …

JMU moving forward with plans to resume in-person instruction Oct. 5

In a Board of Visitors meeting and press release Friday, JMU announced that is is proceeding with plans to resume in-person classes on Oct. 5, following a temporary suspension of classes for most of September.

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