COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs and Upcoming Gateway Testing

Safer Campus Task Force Updates 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs from AdventHealth 

Stetson University partner, AdventHealth’s Dr. Vincent Hsu and Dr. Steven Smith answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the vaccine including safety, efficacy and prioritization. 

New Building Signs Reinforce Social Distancing 

As part of Stetson’s continued commitment to our community, academic buildings have been clearly marked with new signage to ensure physical distancing measures recommended by the CDC. These signs designate proper entrance and exits points, establish traffic flow patterns, and define seating to incorporate proper distancing. 

COVID-19 Reporting Over Winter Break 

Stetson community members are reminded to report test results through 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

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

For questions or concerns regarding Spring 2021 Gateway Testing, please contact the Screening and Testing Subgroup at [email protected]

Latest COVID-19 Test Results 

Asymptomatic On-Campus Testing  

  • Dec. 14 – 69 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate  
  • Dec. 12 – 13 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Dec. 11 – 32 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 1 positive, 3.13% rate 
  • Dec. 9 – 95 tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Dec. 4 – 44 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • Dec. 2 – 43 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 

A full list of Stetson University’s test result statistics is 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 

Christopher Roellke, PhD

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.