Quarantine and Isolation Information
Any member of the Stetson community who has been to campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever over 100.4 F, 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, or possible hearing loss) should alert Stetson immediately.
Based on Florida Department of Health and CDC guidelines (revised on February 24, 2022), members of the Stetson community should isolate:
- For 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), followed by 5 additional days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
- if you develop a fever, continue to isolate until your fever resolves.
Note: This change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (exposure = within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes within 24 hours):
- If asymptomatic, you do not need to quarantine, however, continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after exposure.
- If symptoms of COVID-19 develop or you test positive, stay home and notify Stetson University by using the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form.
- Testing on day 5 after exposure is highly recommended.
- All exposures should continue to be reported to the university using the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form as they will be contacted with instructions and assessed for clearance.
Student Isolation Guides
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.
What do I do if someone else or myself is sick or fears exposure?
See Stetson’s Health Response Protocol. 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 Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form and a member of the contact tracing team will contact you within 48 business hours.
If you need non-urgent medical assistance or have medical questions 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.
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?
Fill out this online Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form and attach a copy of your results (or information on type of test if using an at home test), and a member of the contact tracing team will contact you within 48 business hours.
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.
Have Additional Questions or Concerns?
Questions about testing should be directed to [email protected]. For more information and specific answers to your questions, please consult the FAQ section below, the DeLand FAQs on the Stetson's Safer Campus website (see Isolation category), or the College of Law FAQs.
- Volusia County COVID-19 Information
- City of DeLand COVID-19 Information
- Stetson University Health Service