PFW mask mandate extended through end of January

Purdue University Fort Wayne outlines its COVID-19 policies on the PFW Ready page of the...
Purdue University Fort Wayne outlines its COVID-19 policies on the PFW Ready page of the school's website.(Purdue University Fort Wayne)
Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 11:29 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Students, faculty, staff and others entering campus buildings at Purdue University Fort Wayne will be required to wear a mask through at least the end of January.

University officials on Monday announced the extension of existing mCOVIC-19 protocols that address masking. The requirement applies to anyone inside a campus building, regardless of his or her vaccination status.

University policy notes: 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.

School officials said they will revisit the issue next month.

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.

Last week, Allen County moved into the “red” category on Indiana’s health department assessment of each county’s COVID-19 status. Nearly all of northeast Indiana is in the same grouping, which signals a high transmission rate of the virus.

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