Stetson COVID-19 Updates – 7/8

  • The entirety of the Stetson community is to prioritize health and safety by following public health measures, including face-covering policies from Stetson and DeLand, to ensure safety and protection.
  • Stetson is following a tiered system for different circumstances regarding COVID-19. 


Message from President Roellke 

On July 7, President Christopher Roellke sent his first email correspondence to the Stetson community to address clarity on current issues pertaining to COVID-19, diversity, and inclusion and returning back to campus for Fall 2020. 


President Roellke also understands that is important to remain resilient and collaborative especially amid this period of discrimination and health risks to the Stetson Community. Because of this, President Roellke shared the short-term goals that he has developed with the Board of Trustees during a meeting on June 25. 

These goals include: 

  1. Promoting health, safety, and well-being during a period of uncertainty, anxiety, and public health risks.
  2. Listening attentively to collect multiple perspectives of the Stetson environment, with a focus on public health, diversity and inclusion, and finances relating to the university.
  3. Developing and establishing a communication plan to provide information and updates.
  4. Collaboratively sustaining and enhancing connections with local communities by forming collaborations.
  5. Considering the appropriate and necessary mechanisms for productivity, efficiency, and sustainability among interactions.


Webinars with President Roellke 

With the intention of engaging the Stetson community in a consistent manner, President Roellke is administering a series of weekly webinars on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. called the “listening and learning tour.”

 To register for these webinars, click on the corresponding date and time: 

These current messages and upcoming messages from President Roellke can be found here



For the next few weeks, there will be emergency meetings held by the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL) to address the athletic schedule for Fall 2020. 


Updates from the Safer Campus Task Force (SCTF)

The SCTF is currently

Considerations for Traveling 

Traveling increases the risk of getting exposed and spreading COVID-19. Because of this, the university will be following requirements for quarantine and isolation due to travels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), and executive orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis


When traveling, to prevent exposure of COVID-19, follow social distancing guidelines from the CDC, wash hands frequently, wear face coverings, and avoid close contact, crowded areas, and areas of high exposure. 


Check Stetson’s COVID-19 website and the website’s FAQ webpage, and check your emails for updated information.