An Employee-Vaccination Milestone and Face Masks in Tier 3

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

Safer Campus Task Force Update
Oct. 13, 2021 

John B. Stetson statue wears a maskOverview

  1. Employee-Vaccination Milestone
  2. Tier 3 and Face Coverings
  3. Booster Facts
  4. Flu Shots
  5. On-Campus COVID-19 Testing
  6. Latest Test Results

Employee-Vaccination Milestone
Stetson University offers its appreciation to our remarkable faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts in meeting our Sept. 30 employee vaccination requirement. In the end, nearly 99.9% of the university’s more than 800 ​full-time employees met the requirement. Thank you for your extraordinary effort in putting the health and safety of the Stetson community first and for providing our students with an unparalleled Stetson experience.

Part-time employees, including adjunct faculty members, as well as volunteers, are required to be fully vaccinated by the start of the Spring 2022 semester. Stetson is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all of our community.

students relax by Holler Fountain in Palm Court with face coverings
Read Stetson’s Face Covering policy.

Tier 3 and Face Coverings
The DeLand campus moved to Tier 3 on Monday, Oct. 11. Tier 3 provides for greater personal freedom with less restrictive guidelines. However, face coverings continue to be:

  • Required in:
    • All classrooms
    • All meetings
    • All shared office space, even if 6 feet apart
    • All indoor events, common areas and shared offices
    • Outdoor events if so indicated
  • Not required:
    • Inside your own residential room or apartment with no guests present
    • Inside your individual, non-shared office with no guests present
    • While eating or drinking
    • Outside when distancing is possible

As stated in Stetson’s Face Covering policy, face coverings should be multi-layered and cover the nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, face masks with exhalation valves and face shields (unless used in conjunction with an acceptable cloth face covering) are not sufficient as a facial covering. Reusable masks should be washed at the end of every day.

For more information regarding Tier 3 requirements, please visit Safer Stetson’s Tiers webpage.

Booster Facts
needles of COVID-19 vaccinations are ready on a table.On Sept. 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in certain populations. There is currently no recommendation to mix vaccine regimens. Boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are still under review.

The CDC specifically recommended booster shots for individuals in high-risk occupational and institutional settings, including front-line essential workers, health care workers, first responders and education staff (teachers, support staff and daycare workers).

Stetson University is currently collecting booster vaccination information from all community members voluntarily. You can report your booster by using the online form. For more information regarding COVID-19 vaccination boosters, please see Safer Stetson’s COVID-19 Vaccination and FAQ webpages.

Reminder: Get Your Flu Shot!
Flu shots are currently available at Stetson Health Service and they are covered by most health insurances. Stetson Health Service will provide them free of charge to uninsured students while supplies last. Make your appointment today by calling 386-822-8150. Find out more about flu shots by visiting the CDC’s Influenza vaccine facts.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing 
Screenshot from SalivaDirect website with company logo.SalivaDirect PCR-based testing is free for students, faculty and staff with a Stetson ID and no insurance is required. COVID-19 testing will be provided every other Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the CUB Faculty/Staff Lounge. Please make a note of your registered testing date(s) and time(s) as appointment verification is only provided upon registration and via email 24 hours prior to your test(s).

Latest COVID-19 Test Results
Asymptomatic On-Campus Testing

  • Oct. 4-7 – PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff: 78 tests, 6 positive, 7.69% positive
  • Oct. 6 – Ongoing general testing results: 108 tests, 0 positive, 0% positive

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