Updated COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines

In response to the evolving pandemic and to further protect the RIT community from COVID-19, we are issuing new guidance relating to vaccines, and food and beverage consumption for events and gatherings.

Updated guidelines include:

  • Starting Monday, January 17, all attendees 5 years of age and older (including RIT faculty, staff, students, their families, and campus visitors) must provide proof of vaccination for indoor public events and activities. 
  • Indoor meetings or events lasting less than 4 hours: Food or beverages should not be consumed with the exception being for hydration (e.g., water).
  • Events lasting more than 4 hours that include a set meal break: Meals should be pre-prepared/pre-packaged. Where possible, individuals should have the opportunity to have their meal at an alternate location. If an alternate location is not available, distancing should be practiced while eating. Individuals should wear masks until seated and put their masks back on directly after eating or drinking.
  • Any event where the main purpose is a meal and/or reception with food and beverages served must be postponed.
  • Please note, food and beverages will continue to be available at hockey games in the Gene Polisseni Center. However, they must be consumed while seated and face masks must be put back on immediately when finished, as is consistent with all RIT dining venues.
  • Any exceptions to the above guidelines must be approved by the Pandemic Planning Group.

The above food and beverage guidelines will be in place until Friday, February 11, 2022, or until further notice.

All off-campus RIT-hosted events must follow the RIT Safety Plan.

Please refer to the RIT Safety Plan for additional guidance.

Pandemic Planning Group