Boosters and the Omicron Variant

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Safer Campus Task Force
COVID-19 Weekly Update

Overview

  1. Boosters and the Omicron Variant
  2. Spring 2022 Gateway Testing Registration
  3. COVID-19 Reporting during Winter Break
  4. On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Resumes Jan. 12
  5. Latest Test Results

Boosters and the Omicron Variant
needles of COVID-19 vaccinations are ready on a table, for COVID-19 weekly update.With confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in more than 25 states, including Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 16 years and older should get a booster shot at least two months after their initial Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) vaccine or six months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. You can report your booster to Stetson University by using the COVID-19 vaccine reporting online form.

Stetson University continues to closely monitor the potential health and safety impacts. Much remains unknown about the Omicron coronavirus variant, but vaccines remain the best protection from COVID-19 while helping to slow transmission and prevent further viral mutations. The Stetson Safer Campus Task Force will continue to carefully follow the guidance from the American College Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Florida Department of Health. 

For questions or concerns, contact the Safer Campus Task Force at [email protected]

Reminder: Spring 2022 Gateway Testing Registration Now Open

Stetson University’s required Spring 2022 Gateway Testing Campus Arrival Process will take place Jan. 4-10, in the Hollis Center’s Rinker Field House. ALL uncleared (unvaccinated or non-testing exempt) employees, undergraduate and graduate students, residential and commuters, taking classes face-to-face or hybrid, must participate. All uncleared students must complete the process BEFORE attending classes.  

Register for your appointment now:

  • Gateway Campus Regular Arrival Appointments – Register
  • Gateway Campus Approved Early Arrival Appointments – Register

Please note, early arriving students must have confirmed approval from Residential Living and Learning prior to registering for a Gateway appointment. For more information, visit Safer Stetson’s Gateway Testing webpage.

COVID-19 Reporting Over Winter Break
Stetson community members are reminded to report test results through the Stetson Report-It website 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 and 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.

A sign outside the CUB announces COVID testing, for COVID-19 weekly updateOn-Campus COVID-19 Testing
Ongoing campus COVID-19 testing will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 12, for students, faculty and staff. Testing will be available every Wednesday throughout the spring semester from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the CUB Faculty/Staff Lounge.

Latest COVID-19 Test Results 
Asymptomatic On-Campus Testing

  • Dec. 8 – Ongoing general testing results: 71 tests, 0 positive, 0% positive

A full list of Stetson University’s COVID-related statistics is available on our COVID-19 Tracking dashboard.