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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 pandemic is not something any of us would have chosen for your college years. Iona College is taking every precaution to ensure the health, safety and continued academic success of our entire community. We know that new facts will continue to surface, and that vigilance is paramount. We are closely monitoring all information and have prepared a comprehensive operational plan to help guide us through the upcoming academic year.

Latest Updates

May 3, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Iona College students, faculty and staff at Westchester Medical Center is now accepting walk-ins Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. - noon. No appointment is necessary. Those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity must arrange for their own transportation and must be able to return for a second dose of the vaccine.

Westchester Medical Center
Taylor Pavilion
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, N.Y.

Return to Campus Plan

This plan was established by the Iona College Task Force, with input from faculty, staff, students and parents. The plan was developed in accordance with New York State public health guidelines and founded in concern for fulfilling the educational mission of Iona College and the academic integrity of Iona’s educational offerings. Policies and procedures are subject to change as the situation evolves.

Gaels Take Care of Gaels

We have a shared responsibility to each other to keep our community safe and healthy.

Take the Pledge

Iona College is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the entire community.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If no soap and water is available, then please use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Students may pick up complementary travel size hand sanitizer from any of the below offices:
    • Office of Student Development
    • Residence Halls
    • Health Services Office
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Minimize contact with others in classrooms, public settings and cafeterias.
  • Make sure that your influenza vaccinations are current, as co-infection is considered likely to cause more severe disease than COVID-19 or flu alone.
  • Those who work in healthcare settings or with animals should be extra cautious and self-aware of any developing systems, such as fever, coughing, sneezing and body aches.
  • Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to stay connected with the Iona College Campus Text Notification System. The Campus Notification System will alert you to any critical issues impacting the Iona community.