Gateway Testing

Fully Vaccinated | Register for Testing

Registration is now open for Stetson University's required Fall 2021 Gateway Campus Arrival process. All community members, including undergraduate and graduate students, residential and commuters, students taking classes face-to-face or hybrid, and staff and faculty members must participate.

To help expedite the Fall 2021 Gateway process, students and employees have been separated into one of three distinct categories:

  1. New Undergraduate Students
  2. Continuing Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students
  3. Employees

For specific instructions and links for scheduling your Gateway process appointment, please consult your category's section below. Please select an appropriate date based on your category. Be sure you are referring to the correct group instructions as individuals will not be allowed to process in a different group.

During this process, students will:

  • Receive a campus clearance wristband (to be worn until Aug. 29)
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing, as needed
  • Obtain residence hall keys (if applicable)

Fully Vaccinated?

If fully vaccinated for COVID-19, report your vaccine using Stetson’s Vaccine Report Form. Students who report their vaccine to Stetson, at least one week prior to their Gateway appointment, will not have to participate in COVID-19 testing when they report for the required Gateway Campus Arrival process. Showing proof of COVID vaccination during check in will NOT exempt you from testing.

Testing Method

PCR SalivaDirect COVID-19 testing will be required on-site for all undergraduate and graduate students without a Stetson record of a COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 testing exemption. 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.

Appointments for New Undergraduate Students

Please register below for your Gateway campus arrival appointment:

  • Friday, Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) – Lynn Business Center Parking Lot
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) - Lynn Business Center Parking Lot

To request an exception or accommodation, please see the guidance below.

Appointments for Returning Undergraduate and All Graduate Students

Please register below for your Gateway campus arrival appointment:

  • Sunday, Aug. 15 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Monday, Aug. 16 (8 a.m.– 4 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Thursday, Aug. 19 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse

To request an exception or accommodation, please see the guidance below.

Employees - Appointments Not Required

The Gateway Process, including PCR SalivaDirect COVID-19 testing, will be required for all employees without a Stetson record of a COVID-19 vaccination or approved COVID-19 testing exemption. Report your vaccine using Stetson’s Vaccine Report Form.

COVID-19 PCR Saliva Direct Testing: Appointments are not required

  • Monday, Aug. 16 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18 (10 a.m. –2 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse
  • Thursday, Aug. 19 (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) – Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse

To request an exception or accommodation, please see the guidance below.

Exemption Requests

If you feel you shouldn’t or can’t be COVID-19 tested, you do have options. Please fill out the Exemption Request Form.

Accommodations Requests

If you are unable to schedule an appointment or attend the Gateway Campus Arrival Process during the days and times offered, an accommodation request should be submitted. This process provides reasonable accommodations and alternatives. Please fill out the Accommodations Request Form.

For questions or concerns, please reach out to the Screening and Testing Subgroup at [email protected].

Isolation Information

Isolation for COVID-19 positive individuals remains at 10 days from positive test or onset of symptoms. You must be 24-hour fever and major respiratory symptom free to end isolation.

Based on the current guidelines from the Department of Health, members of the Stetson community should isolate:

  • If they had "close contact" with someone who is COVID-19 positive. Please know that a negative COVID-19 test does NOT remove the need for a 10-day isolation if close contact occurred. Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more.
  • For 10 days from the onset of sick symptoms matching our criteria. (See Health Response Protocol)
  • For 10 days from the date of a COVID-19 test if they receive a positive test result.
  • After return from travel to an area that requires isolation by Florida Department of Health guidance.

Changes to CDC and DOH quarantine protocol:

The CDC and Florida DOH have modified quarantine for the following group: asymptomatic close contact exposure. Quarantine for this group is now:

  • 10 days from exposure; or
  • 7 days from exposure with a negative PCR test result (testing on day 6 or later).

Below you will find two COVID-19 Student Isolation Guides tailored to support resident and commuter experiences. These guides are intended to be resources, providing information that supports you from the start of your isolation period through your clearance to your regular activities. Please know that our staff is here to provide continual support along the way.

For more information about what happens when someone is required to isolate, please consult the FAQs for the DeLand Campus on the Stetson's Safer Campus website (see Isolation category), and for the College of Law consult its FAQs.

Health Reminders

What should I do if I feel sick? See Stetson’s Health Response Protocol.

What resources are available to me if I test positive?

For DeLand, visit the resources at Healthy Hatters. For the College of Law, students, faculty and staff can visit their resources page on Safer Stetson.

Who should I notify if I receive a positive test result from a test provider other than Stetson?

Contact Stetson Health Service at 386-822-8150 or email [email protected].

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For additional information about coronavirus, including signs and symptoms, transmission and risk of exposure, what to do if you are exhibiting symptoms and updates please refer to the DeLand Campus's FAQs webpage on the Stetson's Safer Campus website or visit the College of Law's FAQs.

You can also view our COVID-19-related FAQ Archive.

Questions:

Questions about testing should be directed to [email protected].

 

Local Resources

DeLand

College of Law