COVID-19 Testing, Policies and Vaccination Updates

John B. Stetson statue wears a face covering on campus.

Safer Campus Task Force Updates

Expanded PCR-Based Testing for COVID-19 this Thursday 
Asymptomatic Testing: COVID-19 testing will be offered on campus throughout the spring semester. SalivaDirectTM PCR-based testing will be free for students and employees, and no insurance is required. Testing will be provided every Wednesday with the location, timeframe, and registration deadline remaining the same.  Our next testing date will be Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Rinker Field House, Hollis Center. You must sign up in advance by Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. Click here to schedule your appointment time. Walk-ins will not be permitted to get tested. We encourage our community members to participate in ongoing testing as part of our efforts to maintain campus health. 

Symptomatic Testing: Stetson Health Service offers rapid antigen COVID-19 nasal swab testing for symptomatic students and employees. Appointments must be scheduled and there will be a $35 visit charge for this testing. If the rapid antigen test is positive, the individual will receive a PCR test charged through insurance or referred to an off-campus option for those without insurance. 

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Testing page or see Frequently Asked Questions on the DeLand Campus FAQ page. Please address questions and concerns to the Screening and Testing Subgroup at covidtesting@stetson.edu

Stetson in Tier 1
As a reminder, we are currently in Tier 1. The university will assess its tier status following PCR testing this week. Please keep the following information in mind: 

Face coverings are required in all indoor and outdoor spaces on campus.
  • You must continue to wear your green Gateway Testing wristband until Jan. 29 
  • There are no guests allowed in the residence halls 
  • No groups over 10 Stetson individuals may gather for unapproved events on or off campus 
  • Wearing of a cloth face covering is required on all Stetson University campuses, including all indoor and outdoor spaces – and must cover your nose and mouth 
  • Use the Everbridge screening AND tracing apps 
  • Report exposure, symptoms, positive test results and COVID-19 policy concerns at: www.stetson.edu/reportit 
  • Be mindful of being in large groups, especially inside bars or restaurants or in enclosed vehicles 
  • Visit the Safer Stetson website for the most up-to-date data on COVID-19 on campus 

Keep up your good virus prevention habits – wash your hands for 20 seconds or more, keep your distance and self-monitor for symptoms.  

COVID-19 Policy Violations 
The Report a COVID-19 Policy Violation form is available for anyone in the community wanting to report a concern for a fellow community member (faculty, staff, students) not following current Stetson University COVID-19 guidelines. The form is available to access on the Stetson Report It website. Concerns reported regarding faculty and staff will be directed to Human Resources on the individual’s respective campus, and concerns for students will be sent to Office of Community Standards (DeLand) and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (Gulfport). 

Please note: There is a community expectation to report any symptoms of illness to Stetson at www.stetson.edu/reportit. The Stetson Report It website allows community members access and information regarding how to report a variety of concerns, and is routed to appropriate staff on campus who are able to follow up on reported information. Reports that can be submitted via the Stetson Report It site include (but are not limited to): community standards violations, Title IX violations, bias incidents, Hatters Care reports, honor council violations and EthicsPoint reports. For more information regarding Stetson’s virus mitigation protocols, visit the COVID-19 Policies webpage. 

Campus Climate Status Report 
As part of Stetson’s yearlong climate study process, we are providing a status report of our work to date. We continue to support and organize university resources to move forward toward equity and justice, as we promised when we launched the climate survey last year. Our university is a community of lifelong learners, and diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the achievement of our mission as well as integral to the teaching and learning experience. Read more here.

COVID-19 Vaccination  
Stetson University is currently working on acquisition, planning and implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations for our community. In the meantime, we strongly recommend individuals who qualify to get vaccinated do so at their earliest opportunity. CDC information regarding COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.