Important Fall 2022 Information from Stetson’s Safer Campus Task Force

John B. Stetson statue wears a mask
John B. Stetson statue wears a face covering

Keeping our Stetson community healthy 

Welcome to a new academic year at Stetson University! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus in August. To help ensure that our Stetson community continues to present a safe and enriching environment for learning, we want to provide important COVID-19 guidelines for the Fall, regarding testing, facial coverings, what to do if you test positive, and new student isolation and tracing protocols.    


We are strongly encouraging all members of the Stetson community, including new hires, to test before coming to campus. The U.S. government is offering free home delivery of up to eight tests, and many insurance plans allow for a number of free home test kits. The university will have test kits available at check in/move in, but please test prior to arriving on campus. Pick-up locations include Public Safety, the CUB welcome desk and Stetson Health Services. 

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Facial coverings 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends masks in indoor public places in areas with high COVID-19 transmission levels. Find the current status of your location by accessing the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels site, which is searchable by county. Pinellas, Hillsborough and Volusia counties in Florida are home to the College of Law, Tampa Law Center and the DeLand campus.   

Report positive results, stay home if sick  

We continue to recommend that members of the Stetson community act responsibly in consideration of others. If you either test positive for COVID-19 or begin experiencing flu-like symptoms, isolate yourself and notify the university by using the Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Health Concern form.  

Stetson is transitioning tracing efforts to focus on individuals who test positive for COVID-19. These protocols will include: 

Residential positive, isolating students:     

  • Will isolate in place unless they choose to go home or leave campus.    
  • If you desire an alternate place to stay (e.g., home, hotel), that will be your responsibility to arrange and cover any costs if applicable. See the Safer Stetson Task Force website for isolation information. 
  • May only leave their room for designated purposes (restroom use, independent outdoor exercise, medical care) if wearing a mask. 
  • Can arrange with a friend to pick up meals from the Commons on their behalf. 

All positive, isolating students: 

  • Faculty will be notified of your isolation. 

On-campus roommates/apartment-mates/suitemates of positive, isolating students: 

  • Will receive email notification and instructions to self-monitor. 
  • If you desire an alternative place to stay (e.g., home, hotel), that will be your responsibility to arrange and cover any costs if applicable.  

Report your COVID-19 vaccination status and boosters  

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The university continues to expect that every community member will be vaccinated. Find out more about current authorized and approved vaccines at CDC-COVID-19 vaccines.  

Voluntarily report your COVID-19 vaccination status by using this online form.  Please note that as part of procedural changes, Stetson University will no longer require proof of vaccination status. In addition, unvaccinated employees will no longer have to test. However, reporting your status is vital for the university in making decisions that will safeguard our community. Vaccinations and boosters are recommended even for individuals who have had COVID-19. Find a vaccine or booster provider at COVID-19 vaccine locator.