Protect Purdue

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Last Update: February 26, 2021

Latest Updates

Protect Purdue vaccine survey: The Purdue COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Task Force is conducting a survey of students and employees to help gauge demand for and perceptions of the vaccine among the campus community.

Purdue testing lab able to detect UK variant of COVID-19 virus: Innovators at Purdue’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) have used their expertise to make the on-campus testing facility one of the only labs in Indiana actively looking for and able to detect the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus. 

Summer 2021 information: The upcoming summer session will look much like spring 2021. Initial important details have been published to help students plan for summer enrollment.

Fall 2021 update: Relying on the best science and public health guidance, and building on lessons learned so far, our intent is to take another step toward full restoration of our residential instruction model for fall 2021.

Protect Purdue Fall 2020 Semester Summary: Two-page PDF summary of the Protect Purdue accomplishments through December 2020.

COVID-19 Vaccines:  Purdue is preparing to be a vaccine distribution site as soon as approval is given and supply is made available by the Indiana Department of Health, which also determines who is eligible to receive the vaccine. Information on vaccine eligibility, the Purdue COVID-19 vaccine allocation task force and answers to common questions are available on a new Protect Purdue vaccine webpage.

Healow and PassProof tools launching for spring semester: Two new tools are rolling out for students and employees to help make receiving COVID-19 test results and, when needed, the quarantine and isolation processes smoother during the spring semester. 

Updated: Spring Events Guidelines: Guidelines for on- and off-campus events during the spring 2021 semester.

Remote work best practices: Guidelines and best practices to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with managing remote workloads and participating in virtual meetings. HR provides additional remote work resources.

May 2021 Commencement: In-person commencement will return in May 2021; Spring ’21 commencement for undergraduate, Graduate School master's and professional candidates will be held at Ross-Ade Stadium; a ceremony for doctoral candidates will be held in Elliott Hall of Music.

Spring Travel Guidelines: Guidance for the spring semester is now available; will be reviewed again by January 25, 2021.

Spring Visitor Guidelines: Units are encouraged to delay or cancel any invited visitors through the spring 2021 semester; these guidelines will be reviewed again by January 25, 2021.

Spring 2021 Alternative Academic Calendar: Spring 2021 instruction will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19; to allow for this later start and to minimize mass travel to and from campus during the semester, the customary spring break period has been eliminated. In its place, three reading days have been added throughout the semester.

Face Mask Protocols: 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.