COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Updates

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Safer Campus Task Force Updates 

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Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine here from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply becomes more widely available, eligibility guidelines are expanding and updating rapidly. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expanded vaccine availability to people age 60 and over starting on Monday, March 15. Stay tuned to local media and these official websites as we expect to see eligibility open up even more in the next few weeks.  

Orange County expanded the vaccination categories available in that county for Florida residents to include educators in all schools and any employee of a law enforcement, corrections or fire department regardless of age. For more information, visit the Orange County Government Vaccine Information website.   

For information about the FEMA site in West Orlando, visit the Orange County Vaccination Sites website. At this time, the Federal Vaccination site at Valencia College West Campus is walk-ups only (no appointments). The FEMA site operates 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  

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Continue to check these links to see if you meet the expanded qualifications. If you have received your COVID-19 vaccine already (first dose, completed two-dose series, or single dose), 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.

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, March 24 – Register (registration deadline March 23 at 12 p.m.) 
  • Wednesday, March 31 – Register (registration deadline March 30 at 12 p.m.) 

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 page. 

Latest COVID-19 On-Campus Asymptomatic Test Results  

  • March 12 – 11 rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • March 11 – 161 PCR and rapid antigen tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 0 positive, 0% rate 
  • March 10 – 138 PCR tests administered, 0 positive, 0% rate
  • March 10 – 184 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 1 positive, 0.54% rate 
  • March 9 – 79 PCR tests of student-athletes and Athletics staff, 3 positive, 3.80% rate 

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