Protect Myself. Protect Others. Protect Purdue.
Essential guidance for the spring 2022 semester
[January 10] Protect Purdue team provides updated testing protocols: For now, all testing for COVID-19 will require an appointment and a new location has been established to provide testing for dependents.
[January 4] Spring 2022 return to campus: The Protect Purdue team, in conjunction with our Medical Advisory Team, continues to meet regularly and agrees that we will return to in-person instruction next week as planned.
[December 8] COVID-19 booster shots — the next small step to return campus to normal: In a video message, Protect Purdue leadership encourage all Boilermakers to receive the COVID-19 booster shot now.
[November 15] Spring semester outlook: Plans for the spring 2022 semester include an intention to relax some Protect Purdue protocols on or around February 1.
[November 15] End-of-semester guidance: Surveillance testing, pre-departure testing and other important information.
[November 11] Pediatric vaccine update: As the university awaits shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11, parents are encouraged to utilize alternate local vaccination options.
[November 4] Pfizer booster shots now available at campus clinic to eligible recipients of COVID-19 vaccines from other manufacturers: Those vaccinated against COVID-19 with any vaccine that has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization or WHO approval may now choose to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at the campus vaccine clinic.
[October 29] Face masks are now optional while actively exercising in Recreation & Wellness facilities: Effective Monday (Nov. 1), face masks will be optional for anyone while actively exercising in all Purdue University Recreation & Wellness facilities.
[October 15] Most individuals who received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 6+ months ago now eligible for booster shot: Anyone 18 or older who is living, taking classes or working on campus or in a fraternity, sorority and cooperative life facility and who received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six or more months ago is eligible to receive the booster shot.
[September 30] Booster shots available at campus vaccine clinic: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to eligible members of the Purdue University community at the West Lafayette campus vaccine clinic.