Be safe during summer break: COVID cases on the rise again

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Graphic says, Safer Campus Task Force Update, for Stetson University COVID-19 updates.

Free on-campus COVID-19 testing ends Wednesday, April 27However, free, on-campus required testing for employees continues throughout the summer.

box of COVID-19 at home test kits, for Stetson University COVID-19 updatesFree at-home COVID-19 tests continue to be available to community members while supplies last. Tests can be picked up at Stetson Health Service and the CUB South Info Desk by the Coffee Shop during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) and at Public Safety after hours and on weekends. Please bring your Stetson ID. One test per person. Please report your positive test results by using the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form.

In addition, the federal government is providing four additional free COVID-19 testing kits to every U.S. residential address that requests them at or by calling 1-800-232-0233 for those without Internet access, while supplies last.

Be safe during summer break

As we enter summer break, the Stetson Safer Campus Task Force reminds the university community to continue to practice safe measures and remain vigilant for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Florida cases have increased by 83% from the average two weeks ago, according to data compiled by the New York Times. However, COVID-19-related deaths decreased by 28% during the same period.

Please continue to report positive cases to Stetson during the break by using the COVID-19 Health Concern Form.  

A woman wears a respirator to protect against COVID-19.The CDC recommends all people, vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue taking precautions in public places, such as:

  • Wearing a mask indoors in areas of high transmission.
  • Avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Washing your hands often.
  • Testing if you have symptoms and isolating if positive. 

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be the best defense against severe disease, hospitalization and death. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines! Find a vaccine/booster provider near you at COVID-19 Vaccines Search.

University community members who receive the vaccine or booster over the summer are encouraged to upload their documentation using this form. This data is a vital component of Stetson’s decision-making process, including planning for our Fall 2022 return to campus, and helps to safeguard our community.

View current COVID-19 international travel recommendations at CDC Travel Guidance. Visit the U.S. Community Levels CDC COVID-19 Tracker page to find information on current positivity and transmission rates by state and county before heading to your summer destination. CDC rates the COVID-19 level of a community as low, medium or high in order to help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and their unique needs.

Continue to monitor Safer Campus Task Force Updates throughout the summer break for information on the latest trends, health guidelines and policy updates as changing conditions may warrant. Stay safe and well!