FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Purdue University Fort Wayne will keep its indoor mask mandate for at least two more weeks going into the beginning of the new semester, officials announced Thursday afternoon.
"With no clear improvement in COVID-19 numbers across the area and nationwide over the past two weeks, Purdue Fort Wayne has decided to extend its temporary requirement for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors—regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status—to wear face masks indoors while on campus," University leaders said in a campus-wide email.
This indoor mask policy applies to everyone including outside groups holding activities inside any university buildings.
The temporary change in the university's COVID-19 reopening guidelines first took place on Aug. 9.
"Our collective efforts have helped keep our campus safe and healthy while creating the most conducive environment possible for normal operations," Purdue Fort Wayne leaders added.
Purdue Fort Wayne begins the fall 2021 semester on Monday.
Officials say a need for another potential extension will be reevaluated on Friday, Sept. 3.