At Purdue University, we are united in our persistent pursuit of innovation. We work together to tackle problems head-on, developing practical solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. And in these unprecedented times, as a global pandemic impacts us all, we keep going. Because each of us must work to protect the health and safety of every member of our campus and community

VIDEO: Professor Richard Kuhn discusses the importance of the Protect Purdue Plan


The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science, Department of Biological Sciences; Krenicki Family Director, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease

Protect Purdue Plan

The Protect Purdue Plan is our comprehensive strategy to keep our campus and community safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19. It is driven by science and the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and other scientific organizations.

Led by the Protect Purdue Implementation Team, which works in tandem with our external Medical Advisory Team and a talented team of Purdue subject matter experts, and with the oversight of the Purdue Board of Trustees, the plan outlines the policies, procedures, guidelines and tactics needed for the successful resumption of campus activities this fall.

Each part of this plan is aimed at offering the safest experience we can to protect all members of our Purdue community, especially the most vulnerable, to the serious consequences of COVID-19. These are the small steps and major moves we’re all taking to protect ourselves, protect others and protect our Purdue community.

No community as large as Purdue’s campus can guarantee an environment free of COVID-19, and the measures described in this plan recognize that reality. While much has gone into this effort to protect the Purdue community, we trust that all its members — faculty, staff, students and visitors alike — will ultimately take responsibility for their own health and safety and act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them, consistent with the Protect Purdue Pledge.

Guided by information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and other scientific organizations, Purdue is developing and enacting specific plans that address the unique needs of a university campus community. In many cases, Purdue is going beyond the guidelines from these bodies in order to do everything possible to protect those on our campus who are most vulnerable to serious consequences of COVID-19.

Everything we are doing now is aimed at offering the safest experience we can to protect all members of our Purdue community. These are the small steps and major moves we’re all taking to protect ourselves, protect others and protect our Purdue community.