- What about the Omicron Variant?
- On-Campus Testing
- Testing Demographics
- Health Reminders
- Local Resources
- Testing FAQs
Stetson University highly encourages community members to undergo regular COVID-19 testing to control the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of students, faculty and staff. Early identification of the virus allows Stetson to take swift action to support and isolate individuals and notify any contacts of potential exposure.
Learn more about testing opportunities and resources including gateway testing, on-campus testing, off-campus testing, and more below.
Testing Options at a Glance:
- Stetson Health Service: All patients must have an appointment. Rapid Antigen test will be administered for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. For symptomatic individuals, a PCR test may be ordered at the providers discretion. The provider’s visit and the PCR test are charged through insurance. Referrals to an off-campus option are available for those without insurance. (Students, Staff and Faculty).
- On-Campus Free At-Home Tests Available
The university's Health Service, working with our partner AdventHealth, quickly identifies and isolates contagious individuals and traces others with whom they have had contact. To get tested, see the On-Campus Testing or Off-Campus Testing sections below.
In addition to Stetson's tier protocols, the Athletics Department has additional phases that must be followed (see page 14 of linked document).
With confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in the U.S., Stetson University continues to closely monitor the potential health and safety issues, and will keep our community informed. Much remains unknown about the Omicron coronavirus variant; however, the Stetson Safer Campus Task Force will carefully follow the guidance from the American College Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Florida Department of Health. Please refer to Safer Stetson's Safer Campus Task Force (SCTF) Update emails, the Safer Stetson website and other direct communications from the university for future developments.
Stetson plans to start Fall 2022 outside of the COVID Tiers system. Masks will no longer be required in the classroom. We will continue to follow state Department of Health guidelines for isolation. Gateway Testing measures for fall will be determined over the summer based on the health situation existing at the time.
The Stetson Safer Campus Task Force will continue to monitor local, state and global concerns around COVID-19 and will continue to communicate adjustments if there are changes that escalate the health concern to our community.
Asymptomatic Testing will only be available to required employees that have received approved exemptions from the vaccination requirement.
The Required Employee Group will be tested using the SalivaDirect PCR-based method.
This SalivaDirect PCR-based testing differs in several ways, including:
- Community members cannot eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to their appointment, with the exception of water. Using toothpaste or mouthwash as directed does not affect the outcome of this test.
- The test requires a 1-ml saliva specimen.
- The medical lab will email results to individual participants within 24 to 48 hours of when the test was taken.
For more information, please email the SCTF Screening and Testing Subgroup at [email protected].
Free At-Home Covid Tests
To increase testing availability for our community members, Stetson University is offering free at-home test kits for students and employees while supplies last. Tests can be picked up at Stetson Health Service and the CUB South Info Desk by the coffee shop during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) and at Public Safety after hours and on weekends. Please bring your Stetson ID. Please report your positive test results by using the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form.
In addition, the federal government is providing four additional free COVID-19 testing kits to every U.S. residential address that requests them at www.covidtests.gov and at 1-800-232-0233 for those without Internet access, while supplies last. Get your test now!
What should I do if I feel sick? See Stetson’s Health Response Protocol.
What resources are available to me if I test positive?
Who should I notify if I receive a positive test result from a test provider other than Stetson?
What happens if someone shows symptoms of COVID and another infection (like Flu)?
COVID must be ruled out if someone shows symptoms. They will take a PCR test and isolate until results come back. According to DOH protocol, If someone tests positive for something like the flu, they should still be tested for COVID-19.
- Volusia County COVID-19 Information
- City of DeLand COVID-19 Information
- Stetson University Health Service
College of Law
What do I do if someone else or myself is sick or fears exposure?
Any members of the Stetson community who have been to campus in the past 14 days and feel they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 — or are experiencing flu like symptoms (fever over 100.4, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting) — should alert Stetson immediately. Fill out this online the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form. During business hours, call Stetson Health Service at 386-822-8150. After business hours, call DeLand Public Safety at 386-822-7300, or College of Law Public Safety at 727-343-1262. If you are concerned about someone else’s exposure, also let us know — don’t just tell them to do so. This applies also to our College of Law students, faculty and staff.
Additional information is available regarding coronavirus, including signs and symptoms, transmission and risk of exposure, what to do if you are exhibiting symptoms and updates on Safer Stetson's Isolation webpage, DeLand Campus's FAQs webpage or the College of Law's FAQs webpage.
Questions about testing should be directed to [email protected].