Purdue Fort Wayne updates COVID-19 face mask protocols


Effective Monday, June 28, 2021, at Purdue University Fort Wayne, face masks will no longer be required inside campus buildings for anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Purdue Fort Wayne updates face mask protocols

Fort Wayne, Indiana (June 16, 2021) — Purdue University Fort Wayne has revisited its face mask protocols as state and federal protocols have been relaxed, and with more and more people being vaccinated. Effective Monday, June 28, face masks will no longer be required inside campus buildings for anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, face masks will no longer be required for anyone in outdoor settings.

Purdue Fort Wayne adopted a mandatory face mask policy in May 2020 as a means of controlling the spread of COVID-19 while the university continued to provide its students with uninterrupted academic instruction and necessary support services.

Vaccinated members of the university community may choose to continue wearing face masks while on campus, and members of the university community are asked to respect the health and safety decisions of peers and colleagues. Consistent with CDC guidelines, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear face masks indoors.

Purdue Fort Wayne strongly recommends that all students and employees get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, all students and employees are asked to complete a brief, anonymous vaccination self-reporting survey. This report on the vaccination status of our campus community helps guide the health and safety protocols we will put in place for the fall semester.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines—which are readily available and free for individuals 12 and older—please visit the PFW Prepared website.


About Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana and is part of the Purdue University system. Purdue Fort Wayne is uniquely positioned to serve the region as a crossroads of intellectual, social, economic, and cultural advancement. Rigorous academics are combined with a focus on student success across prestigious degree programs taught by more than 300 full-time faculty. 8,093 students of diverse ages, ethnicities, and nationalities pursue their education on the nearly 600-acre campus. A majority of the university’s 62,000+ alumni live and work in Indiana contributing significantly to the state’s economy, vitality, and intellectual strength. The university is a member of the Horizon League athletics conference, and fields 16 NCAA Division I sports teams. For more information, visit pfw.edu.

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