Reporting During Winter Break and Gateway Testing Verification

Safer Campus Task Force Updates 

“Keeping It Clean and Safe at Stetson” is our priority! Each day Stetson Facilities staff members sanitize community areas utilizing the most current virus mitigation technologies, including foggers to disinfect classroom spaces and UV light to purify the air in classrooms and study spaces. 

COVID-19 Reporting Over Winter Break 
Stetson community members are reminded to report test results through www.stetson.edu/reportit if you are COVID-19 positive, symptomatic or exposed, particularly in the 14 days after you leave campus. This helps protect the health of your fellow Hatters. In addition, reporting positive results over break helps us to better care for your needs if you have an exposure in the spring semester and to exempt you (with documentation) from Gateway Testing. Also, we are still here to help you navigate testing and healthcare recommendations even if you are no longer in DeLand. 

Gateway Testing Volunteers Needed 
The SCTF Screening and Testing Subgroup is looking for volunteers to assist with Gateway Testing, testing compliance and spring on-going testing. These volunteers will help with the check-in process, record results and communicate next steps to participants. There are protective measures in place to safeguard volunteers, including physical barriers, protective equipment (gloves, masks), and a process that does not involve contact or the exchange of materials. The most important responsibility for volunteers is to be friendly and help individuals navigate the sometimes-overwhelming testing process. Please sign up at Volunteer Sign-Up

Winter Break Testing 
On-Campus Asymptomatic Testing: Through our partnership with AdventHealth and CentraCare, Stetson will offer winter break testing dates, Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 15, in conjunction with the DeLand Wellness CenterRapid 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.  

Other Testing Options: Stetson Health Service offers rapid antigen COVID-19 nasal swab testing for symptomatic and exposed students and employees. Stetson University students can also get no-cost rapid antigen testing at any CentraCare location. For more information regarding on-campus symptomatic testing and off-campus testing, visit Safer Stetson’s COVID-19 Testing page

Register for Spring 2021 Gateway Testing 
Don’t forget to register for Stetson’s mandatory Spring 2021 Gateway Testing in partnership with DeLand Wellness Center. Appointments are available Jan. 9-13, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Rinker Field House, Hollis Center. You can schedule your testing appointment at Safer Stetson’s COVID-19 Testing page

Find more information on Gateway Testing on the Safer Stetson website FAQ page under the category COVID-19 Testing. 

How will participation in Gateway Testing be verified?  
Students and employees will be issued personalized, green vinyl, reusable wristbands upon completion of COVID-19 Gateway Testing. These wristbands must be worn at all times on campus until Jan. 29, 2021. Participants will also receive a daily email to their Stetson email account, verifying their completion of this requirement. These emails can be shown as an emergency backup to access on-campus facilities or services for special circumstances. Emails should not be used as the primary verification for this requirement. Wristbands must be worn at all times. 

Where will I be asked to provide Gateway Testing verification?
You may be asked to provide verification any time you are on campus, including when entering on-campus facilities, utilizing on-campus services and/or engaging with other community members.    

The daytime Wellness Station in the Rinker Welcome Center
The daytime Wellness Station is on the first floor of the Rinker Welcome Center.

What happens if I need a replacement wristband?   
Replacement wristbands can be obtained at on-campus Wellness Stations. Gateway Testing participation will be verified and a limited number of replacement bands will be available for each individual. The daytime Wellness Station is on the lower level of the Rinker Welcome Center and operates Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Safety is the after-hours Wellness Station location.  

What happens if someone is discovered on campus who cannot verify their participation in Gateway Testing?
If someone’s participation in Gateway Testing cannot be verified by the wristband or daily email, they should go to an on-campus Wellness Station immediately or leave campus. At a Wellness Station, participation in Gateway Testing can be verified and/or they will be provided with instruction on next steps to meet this requirement and be allowed on campus. The daytime Wellness Station is on the lower level of the Rinker Welcome Center and operates Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Safety is the after-hours Wellness Station location.  

What happens if someone intentionally does not participate in Gateway Testing? What are the potential consequences?      
For students, failure to comply with this testing requirement by Jan. 13, 2021, could lead to an interim suspension from campus and/or other sanctions from the Office of Community Standards. For employees (faculty and staff members), failure to comply with this testing requirement by Jan. 13, 2021, will result in the employee’s ID card being inactivated, and the employee being placed on unpaid leave until they provide evidence of a test results through a university-approved vendor. If they do not provide evidence of a test result, Human Resources and the appropriate vice president, athletic director, or dean will determine the impact to the employee’s employment, including disciplinary action and/or termination.  

For questions or concerns regarding Spring 2021 Gateway Testing, please contact the Screening and Testing Subgroup at covidtesting@stetson.edu, or visit the FAQ page, COVID-19 Testing category. 

Latest COVID-19 Test Results 
Asymptomatic On-Campus Testing  

  • Nov. 30 – 58 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Nov. 27 – 39 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 1 positive, 2.56% rate 
  • Nov. 24 – 43 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Nov. 22 – 17 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Nov. 20 – 256 rapid antigen tests, 2 positive, 0.78% rate

A full list of Stetson University’s test result statistics are available on our test results page

Keep in Touch
Although the semester will end soon, you can keep in touch with what is happening on campus related to COVID-19 through these Safer Campus Task Force Weekly Updates. We will continue to send updates to the Stetson community until the university closes on Dec. 21 for the winter break. Find updates in your email and on the Safer Stetson website under Latest Updates. 

Upcoming President’s Weekly Webinars 
President’s Update: Spring Term Planning and Updates
Thursday, Dec. 10, 4-5 p.m.  

Christopher Roellke, PhD

Join President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, for a discussion on planning and updates for Spring 2021. This is open to the Stetson community. Panelists will be announced at a date closer to the event.
Register here.  

President’s Update: Welcome Back
Thursday, Jan. 7, 4-5 p.m.   

Join President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, for a Welcome Back Webinar. Expect any final updates for Stetson students, faculty and staff for the upcoming semester. Panelists will be announced at a date closer to the event.   
Register here.