Weekly Update: COVID-19 Testing, plus New Guidance from CDC on Masks

A recap of Wednesday’s Weekly Update from the Safer Campus Task Force:

• Stetson University’s face covering policy requires the wearing of a cloth face covering on all Stetson campuses, including all indoor and outdoor spaces. In the latest CDC guidance, the agency cited new scientific research that shows masks also help protect the wearer from airborne droplets. The new guidance also reiterated individual and community benefits are significantly increased in communities where people use masks consistently and correctly. We continue to ask the Stetson community to abide by on-campus safety guidelines and remain vigilant about necessary precautions while off campus, including avoiding indoor parties without masks, social events, and bars and restaurants, to help protect themselves and the community.

• Stetson will be offering free rapid antigen COVID-19 testing on Friday, Nov. 20. Testing will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Rinker Field House in the Hollis Center and is available to students and employees. This testing is not mandatory, but highly encouraged for the safety and well-being of the entire Stetson Community. Sign up here for your appointment.

• Stetson will also be offering winter break testing dates, Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 15.  Rapid antigen nasal or throat swab testing for students and employees will take place 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hollis Center Rinker Field House. Click the registration links below to sign up for a winter break COVID-19 testing time slot.

• Registration is now open for required Spring 2021 Gateway Testing. Appointments are available Jan. 9-13, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Rinker Field House, Hollis Center. Links for scheduling your appointment are available below. Each link is specific to a date.

Gateway Testing Appointment Links
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 *Residence Halls open Jan. 10
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

Visit the FAQ page, COVID-19 Testing category, for more information about Gateway Testing.

To read the complete Weekly Update, visit the Safer Stetson website, under Latest Updates: “Revised CDC Mask Guidance and Final COVID-19 Testing Before Winter Break.”