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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.

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October 22, 2020

In-person classes are set to resume on Monday, October 26. While Iona did not hit the New York State threshold to force classes online, we moved to a virtual environment out of an abundance of caution when testing identified an uptick in positive cases among certain athletic teams. Now with over 6,000 COVID-19 test results and counting, we have not identified any classroom spread to date, and our campus remains a safe place to live and learn.

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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.