Weekly COVID-19 Updates – 8/23

Stetson Updates 


Upcoming Webinars From President Christopher Roellke, Ph.D. 

All of President Roellke’s weekly webinars have been moved to 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays due to possible conflicts with student schedules. 

To register for upcoming webinars, click on the corresponding date of the webinar. 

President Roellke’s past webinars were held on July 16, July 23, July 30, and Aug. 6, Aug. 20.

All forms of communication from President Roellke can be found here.


Results from On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

Information from the COVID-19 Test Results webpage of the Safer Stetson website


As of Aug. 21, from overall on-campus testing, there are results reported back from 1,666 out of the 1,668 tests administered. From the 1,666 results reported, there is an overall total of 27 positive cases from campus testing. (Overall, from on-campus testing there is a 1.62% positivity rate.)


The Most Recent Test Results from On-Campus Testing 


From Aug. 12 to Aug. 13

Total tested from the Stetson community from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13: 249

Total cases from the Stetson community from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8: 2 (There is a 0.8% positivity rate from testing administered from Aug. 12 to Aug.13.)


Test Results From Athletics From Aug. 13 to Aug. 18

Total Student-Athletes tested from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18: 474 

Total cases from Student-Athletes from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18: 20 (There is a 4.2% positivity rate from testing administered to Student-Athletes from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18

Total Athletic Staff tested from Aug. 13 to Aug.18: 83

From testing administered from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18, there is a member on the Athletic Staff that has been tested positive. (From testing administered between Aug. 13 to Aug.18, there is a 1.2% positivity rate.)


Current Cases on Campus


Update to the Face Coverings Policy 

The Safer Campus Task Force (SCTF) has updated the Face Covering Policy.



On Aug. 24, Stetson Dining launched Boost on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. 

  • Boost will be available for all Stetson Dining locations.
  • For Stetson students, Boost is a mobile ordering program to allow students to order food ahead of time via a meal plan, Hatterbucks, or a credit card.


Traveling for Leisure 


 Wellness Stations

  • Starting on Aug. 24, on campus, there will be Wellness Stations for daily screening. 
  • Wellness Stations will be used alternatively with Everbridge for those that are experiencing technical issues with the Everbridge app.
  • As an addition to screening the Stetson community, Wellness Stations will be used to screen visitors. 


Addition to Visitation Regulations

Effective as of Aug. 24: 

  • All visitors must check-in at and show a valid photo ID. 
    • Visitors should either check-in at the Rinker Welcome Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or anytime at Public Safety. 
  • All visitors are required to undergo a screening, complete a brief questionnaire, and have their temperature checked. 
    • If a visitor is potentially experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been potentially exposed to COVID-19, they will be asked to leave campus. 
  • All visitors will receive badges that will be color-coded by day, and that they will be required to display. 
  • All visitors are required to wear a face covering and will be provided one at the check-in station if they do not have their own. 


Check Stetson’s Safer Stetson website, the website’s FAQ webpage, and your Stetson email for updated information.


Florida COVID-19 Case Updates 

Aug. 23, 3:07 p.m.

Data reported from the FDOH

Information from Daytona Beach News-Journal, Katie Kustura

Total tests in Florida: 4,435,417

Total cases in Florida: 600,517 (There is an overall 13.56% positivity rate.)

The overall positivity rate is determined from the total number of administered tests with conclusive test results.

  • Florida residents: 594,287
  • Non-Florida residents: 6,284

Total hospitalizations in Florida: 38,468

Total deaths in Florida: 10,462

Of the total cases in Florida:

  • 6,957 cases were announced in March.
  • 27,921 cases were announced in April.
  • 21,647 cases were announced in May.
  • 102,005 cases were announced in June.
  • 289,059 cases were announced in July.
  • 130,181 cases have been announced so far in Aug.


Records Regarding COVID-19 in Florida: