PUFW’s temporary COVID-19 face mask protocol extended through 1/31/2022

COVID-19 face mask protocol

Purdue University Fort Wayne will extend its temporary requirement to wear face masks inside campus buildings and structures through Monday, January 31, 2022.

News release from Purdue University Fort Wayne:

Temporary Face Mask Protocol Extended at Purdue Fort Wayne through January 31, 2022

Please note: This update was provided to members of the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus community Monday morning.

Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 13, 2021) – Purdue University Fort Wayne will extend its temporary requirement to wear face masks inside campus buildings and structures through Monday, January 31, 2022.

This protocol applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors—regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Purdue Fort Wayne continues to closely monitor COVID-19 data in Allen County and across Indiana, as well as information from other official sources. With the rapid rise in cases across northeast Indiana and the recent emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, an extension of the indoor face mask requirement is a logical step that we can take to ensure that we start the spring semester with an eye toward the health and safety of all members of our university community.

All students, faculty, and staff must properly wear their face masks while indoors on campus. Individuals may remove masks when in a closed office or a walled personal workspace such as a cubicle, but should always wear a mask when around others, regardless of their vaccination status. Patrons of on-campus dining are permitted to lower their masks for a reasonable amount of time to eat and drink.

The university will revisit the face mask requirement in January, 2022.

The PFW Ready website serves as the hub for the university’s ongoing response to COVID-19. Important information will also continue to be communicated through the Inside PFW (for faculty and staff) and Don Life (for students) newsletters.


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.


COVID-19 World Wide Web Resources

Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance and Local Resources

  • Take the Shot FAQ sheet from the Allen County Department of Health
  • Home Care Isolation Guidances
  • COVID-19 Employee Illness Recomendations
  • Allen County Department of Health information and stats
  • State of Indiana Web Resources:

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