Surveillance Testing Plan

Summer surveillance testing

General surveillance testing

  • General surveillance testing will not be required for employees and students this summer. Contact tracing, data and insights will be utilized to inform targeted testing in any potential hot spots on an as-needed basis.

Employees designated as critical to the continuity of core university operations

  • Required weekly testing of on-campus employees in categories such as police, fire, medical, utility operators and others who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will continue until further notice.
  • Critical employees who are fully vaccinated should upload documentation here in order to be excluded from the surveillance testing pool. 

All who need to be tested through the ongoing surveillance program will be notified by email and will be given specific instructions on where they can be tested and how long they have to comply. 

See final results from our 2020-21 academic year surveillance testing program on the public dashboard.

Surveillance Testing FAQ

If you are an employee, please email employeetest@purdue.edu. If you are a student, please email surveillancetesting@purdue.edu. Limited exceptions will be made.

Staff will monitor for physical distancing during surveillance testing. There are also floor markings to indicate safe distancing.

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing are conducted by PPHC, but in different areas of the building

The process is designed to be as efficient as possible. The surveillance testing sampling strategy is intended to spread volume across days and time blocks to allow for an efficient process.

No, you should complete the surveillance testing using the instructions included in your email. If you are absolutely unable to do so, please email employeetest@purdue.edu (employees) or surveillancetesting@purdue.edu (students). Limited exceptions will be made.

Results from PPHC testing are available 24-72 hours after the test. To receive your results faster, sign up for Healow to access your results as soon as they are available from the lab. You will find information on how to create an account with Healow at the testing site.

If you have any questions about your results, you may email pphctesting@121.health.

To receive your results fastest, sign up for Healow to access your results as soon as they are available from the lab. You will find information on how to create an account with Healow at the testing site.

Those who test positive will receive results by phone from PPHC. Those who test negative will receive an email (sample email). If you do not receive a phone call after 48 hours, you can safely assume your test was negative; you may email pphctesting@121.health to confirm.

You will be contacted by a nurse case manager from the Protect Purdue Health Center. You will be required to self-isolate and not attend classes, report to work or participate in any other public activity. A nurse case manager will help you coordinate the self-isolation process. After you have completed the self-isolation period PPHC will provide you with the documentation necessary to return to campus activity. 

No

If a student is not compliant with the requests in the surveillance notification email, a referral is made to the Office of the Dean of Students for follow-up according to the Student Code of Conduct expectations. 

If an employee is not compliant, they are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

If you are an employee, please email employeetest@purdue.edu. If you are a student, please email surveillancetesting@purdue.edu.

If you are an employee, please email employeetest@purdue.edu. If you are a student, please email surveillancetesting@purdue.edu.

Please enter the gymnasiums directly from the outside (i.e., do not enter from the Co-Rec main doors). Outside signage will provide guidance to the appropriate exterior doors. This map shows where to enter the building, and these pictures show the entrances to use if you are symptomatic or asymptomatic.

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Students on the importance of surveillance testing