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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Guidance for In-Person Events and Gatherings: Spring 2021

All event sponsors are deemed responsible parties with the expectation of ensuring adherence to current COVID-19 policies and procedures of the College, New York State, CDC, and local guidance.

The Iona College COVID-19 Task Force will review and may provide event guidance and procedural recommendations to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

Recognized Student Organizations* and/or Departments wishing to hold in-person meetings or events for the Spring 2021 semester must adhere to appropriate guidelines. Completed proposals must be received by the Task Force by the appropriate deadlines.
*Student groups must work through their sponsoring department or the Office of Student Development to submit a request.

NOTE: based on CDC and NY State guidelines, it is still recommended to limit face-to-face interaction when possible through virtual meetings and events.

In-Person On-Campus Gathering Proposals must include the following:

  • Staff sponsor (responsible party to be present at the event)
  • Sponsoring department
  • Student group (if applicable)
  • Desired date, location, time
  • Overview of the event
  • Pre-registration, check-in, contact tracing procedures

Deadlines for submissions are at least two weeks in advance:

  • 3/24 noon for events through 4/4
  • 3/29 noon for events through 4/18
  • 4/12 noon for events through 5/2
  • 4/19 noon for events through 5/23

We encourage submission of proposals as far in advance as possible.


In-Person Event Tips:

  • Pre-registration before event 
  • Check-in at event - scan QR code and fill out form for contact tracing
  • Masks required
  • Physical distancing 
  • Capacity not more than 1/2 room capacity limit or up to 50 guests
  • Check Gael Care app for green badge
  • NAVICA app should be checked for a negative COVID test
  • Offer virtual/streaming option if possible

Outdoor Grab-and-Go Table Event Tips:

  • Masks required
  • Physically distancing
  • Someone to monitor crowd at table
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces