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Purdue Fort Wayne extends mask protocol through Thanksgiving break

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Press Release): Purdue University Fort Wayne has decided to extend its temporary requirement to wear face masks inside campus structures through the Thanksgiving break, which ends at midnight on Sunday, November 28.

This protocol applies to students, staff, faculty, and all visitors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. During its most recent review of COVID-19 data across Indiana and other factors, no evidence-based reason to suspend the current protocol was identified. The university is constantly monitoring local and state conditions and will revisit the mask requirement prior to the Thanksgiving break.

All employees-including faculty teaching in-person classes-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. This limited exception does not permit individuals or groups to assemble unmasked for other activities in areas within or adjacent to campus dining locations. These expectations also apply to areas of the skybridge between Helmke Library and Walb Student Union, and the library itself.

The PFW Ready website serves as the hub for our 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.

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Maskers still smell my farts September 30, 2021 at 3:42 pm

Don’t teach tomorrows’ leaders to think for themselves…teach them to be obedient little sheep.

Good job Purdue, keep up the false sense of security with a protocol that never has worked for a population NOT in peril from the virus.


Rachel October 1, 2021 at 8:16 am

If taking the shot was supposed to get everyone back to normal, then keeping people in a mask, regardless of their vaccine status, forever is the new normal.
I’m really beginning to think all these ‘safety measures’ were put in place to draw all this out as long as possible and make people sick.
Virus particles are many times smaller than the weave in any cloth mask and surgical masks do not prevent you from contracting the virus. It’s all a farce and for a university, supposedly a place for free thought and education, to implement such unscientific mandates should be astounding. After almost two years of this, though, I’m not surprised. By the University or the student’s capitulation. They learned nothing from fifteen days to flatten the curve.


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