New COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines will take effect on Jan. 3, 2022

To better protect the RIT community, large-scale indoor public events will have additional safety requirements. Large-scale indoor public events are defined as any events that have the potential to host 400 people or more in one venue at one time and when non-RIT community members (local community, parents, alumni, athletics fans, etc.) are expected to be in attendance (event is marketed to the public). Events planned for 150 or more attendees where food will be served indoors and non-RIT community members are expected to be in attendance also fall into this category.

Guidelines include:

  • All attendees 12 years of age and older (including RIT faculty, staff, students, and their families) must provide proof of vaccination.
  • Current RIT students, faculty, and staff who comply with the vaccination policy and do not have access to a vaccination card can request a compliance pass to present along with their RIT ID for entry into all campus events.
  • Event organizers will need to fill out a form acknowledging acceptance of the event guidelines and identify a safety liaison to ensure all safety protocols are adhered to during the event.

Campus venues that hold 400 or more people include the Gordon Field House, Gene Polisseni Center, Clark Gym, Ingle Auditorium, Al Davis Room, and Panara Theater.

The full guidelines are included in the RIT Safety Plan.

Enid Cardinal
Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning and Sustainability

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