NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A new coronavirus outbreak at Iona College in New Rochelle has resulted in 60 confirmed cases so far, and as a result classes will be held virtually for the time being.
According to a robocall from Mayor Noam Bramson, the outbreak is confined — at this time — to Iona’s student body.
There is no indication of spread to the larger community, Bramson said, and nearly all cases have been traced to a single event.
Because of the infections, the college is switching to virtual instruction for the next two weeks at least.
“This is a reminder to all of us that COVID-19 is still very much active in our region, so once again we advise residents to be diligent about observing public health guidelines,” Bramson said in the robocall. “Wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.”
The college has been holding