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IDENTIFY AND PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF THE PURDUE COMMUNITY

Establish criteria for assessing vulnerable populations and a process for accommodating vulnerable individuals

Faculty and staff can self-assess and self-report their vulnerability level, with appropriate and necessary accommodations made to allow job duties and responsibilities to continue to be performed in a safe manner.

  • A secure intake form that is respectful of healthcare privacy concerns allows employees to self-identify known vulnerability factors.
  • Human Resources will work with individuals and supervisors on appropriate workplace accommodations, potentially including remote work, alternative work schedules, special PPE, and/or physical alterations to work environments.

Optimize faculty and staff ability to work remotely through necessary equipment and skills training

Remote employees will be eligible to obtain necessary home office equipment when required, and a training curriculum will assist supervisors and employees in developing remote working strategies and tactics.

Make CARES Act funding available for eligible students

Eligible students who experience unexpected expenses directly related to a disruption of their educational experience due to COVID-19 may qualify to receive CARES Act funding.

Decisions are made on the basis of the best science that we have, realizing that the science is changing literally every day.

WILLIE REED
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine; Safe Campus Task Force Co Chair; Protect Purdue Integrated Public Health and
Workforce Accommodation Team Member