Weekly COVID-19 Updates – 9/7


Stetson COVID-19 Updates 

  • Information Technology (I.T.) will be providing support on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Blackboard support is available 24/7.
  • Currently, the university continues to be in Tier 1. Because cases are more stabilized, every department is preparing for transitioning to Tier 2.


Tracking COVID-19 

Test results from the Stetson community are part of Deland’s and Volusia County’s test results.


Information from the COVID-19 Tracking webpage of the Safer Stetson website


As of Sept. 7, overall, from the total number of residential students who are actively positive, there is a 0.3% positivity rate for residential students.


As of Sept. 7, there was a cumulative total of 93 cases.

  • Cumulative cases from students: 90
  • Cumulative cases from employees: 3


Current Active Cases on Campus

As of Sept. 7, there are four active cases on campus.

  • Active cases from students: 4
  • Active cases from employees: 0


Isolated On Campus

As of Sept. 7, 16 members of the Stetson Community are in isolation.

  • There are 13 students and three employees in isolation.


Free Rapid Antigen Testing


Dashboard Data and Faculty Notification 

The system for tracking COVID-19 cases through Everbridge and displaying the data on the dashboard is still being improved. The response to COVID-19 cases on-campus is also being improved.

  • On Aug. 28, there was an update that allows for automatic daily notifications to be sent to faculty with information regarding students starting and finishing isolation, and it also provided more detailed information for the dashboard.
    • There is the possibility that reports that were entered before this update cycle through the tracking system. A faculty member may therefore be misinformed about the isolation because the number of isolation does not match with the overall data


Isolation Process on Campus 

During the webinar hosted on Sept. 3, by President Christopher Roellke, Ph.D., Larry Correll-Hughes, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success (CLaSS) and Executive Director of Residential Living and Learning (RLL), shared information regarding the isolation process on campus.

  • Students that either tested positive or were in close contact with a student that is positive will receive communication regarding isolation.
  • For isolating, students have options based on logistics and answers to questions.
    • The isolation period is usually between 10 and 14 days, depending on the student’s circumstances.
    • Decisions for where a student should be isolated and if they need to relocate is discussed with their suitemate to make the most informed decision. 
    • The student may decide to not relocate if necessary, especially if the student is asymptotic.
    • If necessary, the student may choose to isolate off-campus or back home. 
    • If a student has finished their isolation period, the estimated clear date is entered in the COVID-19 tracker. An email with a questionnaire is sent to the student to determine if the student needs to be isolated for more time. After completing the questionnaire, the student will be notified when they are free from isolation.


Upcoming Webinars From President Roellke. 

All of President Roellke’s weekly webinars are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

President Roellke’s past webinars were held on July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27, Sept. 3.


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


Florida COVID-19 Case Updates

Sept. 7, 1:18 p.m.

Data reported from the FDOH

Information from Daytona Beach News-Journal, Patrica G. Balona

Total tests in Florida: 4,808,756

  • Total conclusive tests in Florida: 4,801,684

Total cases in Florida: 648,269 (There is an overall 13.5% positivity rate.)

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

  • Florida residents: 640,978
  • Non-Florida residents: 7,291

Total hospitalizations in Florida: 40,083

Total deaths in Florida: 12,023

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.
  • 153,135 cases were announced in Aug.
  • 24,798 cases have been announced in Sept. so far.


Records Regarding COVID-19 in Florida: