Protect Purdue

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Last Update: July 27, 2020

Latest Updates

Required COVID-19 Testing for Students: All West Lafayette-bound students must be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls and attending classes this August.

Students Can Access At-Home Test Kits: Purdue University announced Friday (July 17) an innovative partnership with Rutgers University and Vault Health to test students for COVID-19 via a reliable and convenient, medically-supervised saliva screening that can be done in their homes. 

Protect Purdue Health Center: Dedicated health center launched to quickly and effectively respond to potential cases or exposure of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff on the West Lafayette campus.

Event Guidelines: New guidelines issued for on- and off-campus events during the Fall 2020 semester.

Visitor Guidelines: New guidelines encourage units to delay or cancel any invited visitors through the Fall 2020 semester.

Travel Guidelines: Travel restrictions in place for all Purdue West Lafayette faculty, staff and students who are traveling for work or in connection with a course, including Purdue Extension and Polytechnic Statewide.

Face Shields Guidance: Safe face shield usage was reviewed at the July 6, 2020 meeting of the Medical Advisory Team. 

Required Safety Training: All West Lafayette faculty and staff should have completed the COVID-19 On-site Employee Safety Training by July 1; information on how students should complete the training will be shared soon. Campus visitors should complete the training from Radiological and Environmental Management (REM).

Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Process in place for identifying those who are most vulnerable to serious illness and for making accommodations to provide a safe working environment.

Flu Vaccination Required Fall 2020: The annual influenza vaccination will be required for students, faculty and staff as a condition to being on campus in fall 2020; more information on flu shot events and locations now available.

De-Densification: Classroom and living spaces will be de-densified to allow for safe social distancing.

Campus Cleaning: More frequent and intensive disinfection practices will be implemented, with a focus on restrooms, classrooms and high touch areas.

New Protocols on Face Masks: New required safe health protocols include face masks, distancing, robust personal hygiene for anyone who must be on campus.

Additional details and guidance are shared in the messages below.