Campus testing center, vaccine clinic to close May 13
Purdue University announced Thursday (May 5) that it will close its West Lafayette COVID-19 testing center and vaccine clinic, located in the Córdova Recreational Sports Center (Co-Rec), as of 4 p.m. May 13.
Testing for employees and students who are symptomatic or need a test for university-related travel purposes will be available through the Center for Healthy Living and Purdue Student Health Center, respectively. Students, faculty and staff will be responsible for any costs not covered by insurance of any testing they schedule through the CHL or PUSH. All other testing (including dependents) should be completed through community testing resources such as local pharmacies or healthcare providers as well as using at-home tests.
The Purdue community can continue to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters through May 13. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will be available through the CHL and PUSH as of May 14.
Beginning May 14, the Protect Purdue Health Center will transition to providing support resources for students, bridging testing and clinical care from PUSH or other health care providers with other university resources such as isolation/quarantine housing and the Office of Dean of Students. Students will be able to contact PPHC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff seeking support for COVID-19 will need to work with their primary care provider or the CHL.
The persistence and perseverance of our campus community of over 60,000 individuals has allowed us to operate as safely, openly and actively as any university in the country while closely monitoring the science and local conditions.
Because of your continued commitment to protecting Purdue, our campus community is now 90% vaccinated and, according to Protect Purdue medical experts, our overall immunity exceeds 92%. For those who have contracted the virus, vaccinations and boosters have proven significantly effective in mitigating the severity of those cases.
As always, if an individual is exhibiting serious or life-threatening illness, they should call 911 or visit a local emergency department. Campus community members are also reminded of steps to take if they have a high-risk exposure to someone who has COVID-19, if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if they test positive for COVID-19.