FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Purdue University Fort Wayne officials say they have made some changes to their face mask protocols as state and federal protocols have been relaxed, and with more and more people being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Effective Monday, June 28, face masks will no longer be required inside campus buildings for anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Face masks will no longer be required for anyone who is outdoors on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus.
The university says Purdue Fort Wayne "adopted a mandatory face mask policy in May 2020 as a means of controlling the spread of COVID-19 while the university continued to provide its students with uninterrupted academic instruction and necessary support services."
Those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have the option to continue wearing face masks while on campus
Consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear face masks indoors while on-campus.
Purdue Fort Wayne officials "strongly recommend" that all students and staff get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
All students and employees will be asked to complete an anonymous vaccination self-reporting survey.
Leaders say this report on the vaccination status of the campus community will help influence the health and safety protocols that will be put in place for the fall semester.