What should graduate staff and post docs do if they are working remotely in the US or in an overseas setting?

Graduate staff and post docs working in a remote location within the US should follow CDC guidelines, keep in contact with their supervisor and remain in their current location or return to West Lafayette. Individuals who are overseas are advised to return to the U.S. as soon as possible. Delaying return at this time could result in being stranded abroad for an indefinite amount of time, not just weeks, but perhaps months in some cases.

Purdue faculty, staff and students who are abroad and who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents are advised to return to their homeland or to the U.S., depending on one’s unique circumstances and preferences.

Supervisors and program directors are asked to notify those among their staff, faculty and students who are out of the United States of this new direction.

U.S. citizens abroad should already be enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program through the US Department of State to:

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

If not already enrolled in this program, all Purdue faculty, staff or students abroad should please enroll immediately.

Non-U.S. citizens should seek similar guidance from their home government through appropriate channels.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Mike Brzezinski, dean of international programs – mbrzezinski@purdue.edu