Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations for Priority Groups; Eligibility Expanded to 40, then 18 and Up

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Safer Campus Task Force Updates 

Campus Vaccine Event for Priority Groups 
Stetson University, in collaboration with the Volusia County Department of Health and AdventHealth, is offering on-campus COVID-19 vaccinations for a limited number of Stetson community members. A list of priority groups has been approved by Stetson’s Safer Campus Task Force, President Christopher F. Roellke and university vice presidents. Priority groups will receive an email from their supervisors or advisors with direct information for appointments. Please check your email, so you are aware of this message as soon as possible. For more information on this opportunity and to read the complete message that was sent this morning, please see the message on Safer Stetson’s COVID-19 Vaccination webpage.  

Bus transportation to off-campus vaccination sites is being organized by Stetson to assist students after April 5. More information will be forthcoming. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates 
As of today, all Floridians age 40 and older are eligible to get vaccinated at any vaccination site in the state. On April 5, Floridians age 18 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated at any vaccination site in the state. The Pfizer vaccine will also be available to Floridians age 16 and older according to federal and state guidance.  

No matter your age, you can visit to schedule an appointment (if you are 40 or over) or to register, so you can be notified when it is your turn and an appointment is available. You can also call 866-201-7314 and leave a message for a call back with an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome at the FEMA site at Valencia College starting April 5. For more vaccine information or to locate your nearest vaccination site, visit the Florida Health website. 

Vaccines are free at all locations, and these changes apply to all vaccination sites in the state. Supplies are limited and appointments may be required.  

Who else is eligible to get vaccinated today regardless of age

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  • Persons who have been determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable (form required) 
  • Any Florida educator, or school, college or university staff member 
  • Any law enforcement, corrections or fire department personnel 
  • Health care employees 
  • Veterans 

 Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccination? 

  • Family Health Source is offering immunizations in DeLand at their South Woodland Boulevard location. Educators regardless of age will be given priority for vaccine appointments. 
  • Publix pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and scheduling appointments through a Publix vaccination website
  • Volusia County vaccination information can be found at
  • For information about the FEMA site and other locations in West Orlando, visit the Orange County Vaccination Sites website. 

What if I have already received my vaccination?  

Please submit your vaccination record using this form. This data is a vital component of our decision-making process and helps to safeguard our community. For more vaccination information, visit Safer Stetson’s COVID-19 Vaccination webpage. 

FREE COVID-19 Saliva Testing 
Weekly SalivaDirect PCR-based COVID-19 testing is offered on campus and is free for students, faculty and staff with a Stetson ID. No insurance is required. Testing will be provided every Wednesday,  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Rinker Field House, Hollis Center. Registration closes at  noon  on the Tuesday prior to testing dates.  Walk-ins will not be permitted. 

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Upcoming COVID-19 testing dates and registration links: 

  • Wednesday, April 7 – Register (registration deadline April 6 at noon) 
  • Wednesday, April 14 – Register (registration deadline April 13 at noon) 

With the exception of water, do not eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to your appointment.  For more testing information and appointment dates through May 5, please visit the COVID-19 Testing webpage. 

Latest COVID-19 On-Campus Asymptomatic Test Results  

  • March 25 – 262 PCR and rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 2 positive, 0.76% rate 
  • March 24 – 178 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 6 positive, 3.37% rate 
  • March 24 – 169 PCR tests administered, 1 positive, 0.59% rate 

A full list of Stetson University’s test results is available on our COVID-19 Tracking webpage. 

Upcoming Webinar
Rolks Report Live: Campus Climate Webinar, Spring 2021 Update  
Thursday, April 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m.  

Christopher Roellke, PhD

Join President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, for a Campus Climate report update on progress and work to date, and plans for moving the university forward in Fall 2021. The webinar will include progress reports and discussions with the co-chairs of the three working groups: Stetson Culture, Inclusive and Transparent Communication, and the Relationship between Stetson and DeLand. The webinar will include updates from the president on the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group and progress on the President’s Cabinet commitments.  

Have questions? Get answers by submitting your question prior to the webinar and it will be sent to the panelists to answer. Submitted questions will be answered during the webinar either by the panelists or through a direct response. Similar questions are consolidated.  

Registration for Rolks Report Live: Campus Climate Webinar on Thursday, April 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m., is now open.  

Stetson Culture Co-Chairs:  
Sven Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology  
Carmen Johnson, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Recruitment, College of Law  

Relationship between Stetson and DeLand Co-Chairs: 
Savannah-Jane Griffin, Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence 
Bud Hanson, Assistant Professor of Practice and Executive Director of Professional and Corporate Education  

Inclusive and Transparent Communication Co-Chairs: 
Andy Dehnart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Studies  
Lisa Diliberto, Director of Communications and Marketing, College of Law