Does Purdue have the capability to test for COVID-19 on campus? (Updated September 11)
Yes. As part of our preparations for the fall semester, Purdue has established a comprehensive internal testing and contact tracing system to rapidly assess, sample and test any student, faculty or staff member reporting COVID-19 symptoms and those identified through clinically relevant contact tracing. Testing protocols have been established in conjunction with CDC and Indiana State Department of Health guidelines, and will adapt as needed based on those guidelines.
All West Lafayette faculty, staff and students — as well as family members of faculty and staff directly affiliated with the West Lafayette campus — can be tested for COVID-19 at no cost, regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms. Information on how to get tested is available here.