Zika Virus Update

Good afternoon Stetson community,

Stetson University College of Law is committed to keeping our community members safe and informed about the latest developments regarding the Zika virus in Florida.

State health officials have confirmed one non-travel Zika case in Pinellas County.  A non-travel case means the individual acquired the virus within Florida. Health officials have not determined whether the patient was bitten by a mosquito within the greater Tampa Bay area.  

Our facilities department is monitoring our Gulfport and Tampa campuses and the Rosa Apartments complex for standing water. However, campus residents and all community members are encouraged to monitor their properties and surroundings. Facilities employees are asked to wear mosquito repellant and wear appropriate clothing while working in areas where the potential for mosquitoes exist.

The state health department highly recommends draining any standing water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, bird baths, toys, flower pots, soda cans, etc. The Florida Department of Health’s website is a valuable resource for additional information. You will find information about protecting yourself and your family.

» Florida Department of Health – Zika Virus Information

» Florida Department of Health – Mosquito Bite Protection Guidelines (PDF)

Stetson leadership is working closely with the Florida Department of Health and will share any new information as it is available. 

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