Protect Yourself. Protect Others. Protect Purdue.
Last Update: July 27, 2020
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.
August 4, 2020
Remote work procedures, resources support campus de-densification
July 21, 2020
Purdue Recreation & Wellness to begin reopening facilities July 29
July 17, 2020
Purdue outlines steps for student COVID-19 testing through new national partnership
July 17, 2020
First arriving Purdue students test at an infection rate below 1%
July 14, 2020
Access recently restored to select campus facilities; others set for August
July 8, 2020
Purdue will require all students to be tested for COVID-19 before start of the fall semester
July 7, 2020
New process for ordering COVID-19 essential supplies will begin July 13