Deadline Today for Purdue Employees and Students to Document Vaccination or Accept Surveillance Testing
During the Fall 2021 semester, Boilermakers can choose to protect Purdue either by getting fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine and submitting valid proof by today, August 13, or by participating in routine surveillance testing, which could be as frequently as weekly, and contact tracing beginning August 23.
Students and employees in any of the following three categories will be required to participate in routine surveillance testing, possibly as frequently as weekly:
- Individuals who choose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (excluding employees designated as 100% remote).
- Individuals who choose not to submit proof of vaccination to the university.
- Individuals who receive a vaccine that is not recognized by the Protect Purdue Health Center.
Employees designated as critical to the continuity of core university operations (e.g., police, fire, medical, utility operators and others) who choose not to be vaccinated will be required to continue to participate in weekly surveillance testing.
Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are asked to submit proof by today, August 13, at vaccine.purdue.edu to be excused from surveillance testing. A list of approved vaccines is available at protect.purdue.edu. Employees and students who are fully vaccinated after August 13 should submit proof of vaccination at vaccine.purdue.edu to be excused from future surveillance testing. Allow approximately two weeks to be removed from the surveillance testing pool.
Those who have chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should watch their purdue.edu email for instructions on how and when to report for surveillance testing.
Anyone with a positive COVID-19 result on file with the Protect Purdue Health Center will be excluded from surveillance testing for 90 days after the test date.
In addition to this defined strategy, contact tracing, data and insights will be utilized to supplement routine surveillance testing with targeted testing in any potential hot spots on an as-needed basis.
Click here for a printable PDF of fall surveillance testing details, including details about consequences for those who miss their surveillance testing appointment.
Click here to view results from Purdue’s 2020-21 academic year surveillance testing program on the public dashboard.
Writer(s): Purdue Veterinary Medicine News
Source: Purdue Marketing and Communications