Aimee Breaux, Iowa City Press-Citizen Published 8:31 a.m. ET April 24, 2020 CLOSE Social distancing matters. Here is how to do it and how it can help curb the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAYIOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa chapter of Sigma Chi is under a school investigation for allegedly holding a party in violation of Gov. Kim Reynold’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.The social event allegedly took place on March 28 and involved under-aged drinking and as many as 50 people. In a notice sent to the fraternity, UI officials said the number of attendees, if accurate, was a violation of the “University and state of Iowa expectations to limit gatherings” during the pandemic.Sigma Chi Fraternity International’s executive director and spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.Iowa City police received a report that more than 10 people had gathered at the Sigma Chi house at about 6 p.m. on March 28, but an officer did not respond to the scene.The University of Iowa campus is now largely empty in an attempt to thwart the spread of COVID-19. With exceptions, UI officials ordered students to evacuate campus dorms by March 29.Fraternity houses, however, are not on campus or in the


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