University Closely Monitoring Status of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Friday, February 28, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
To help safeguard the health and well-being of its community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors, Purdue University Fort Wayne continues to monitor the status of coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, there are no reported cases in Indiana.
The Purdue Fort Wayne Campus Health Clinic receives regular updates from the Allen County Department of Health and follows guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most up-to-date information can be found on the CDC’s Situation Summary webpage, accessed by clicking here.
As a standard precaution, health clinic staff will ask all those seeking its services if they have traveled internationally in the past 14 days. If they are symptomatic, and meet the criteria for possible coronavirus infection, these individuals will be provided a surgical mask and instructed to go to a hospital emergency department for further evaluation.
CDC recommendations to prevent coronavirus are consistent with everyday preventive actions to limit the spread of all respiratory viruses, including seasonal influenza. Visit the CDC Prevention & Treatment page to learn more.
As of today, the World Health Organization has not declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Purdue University Fort Wayne maintains a pandemic preparedness plan and adjusts it based on the needs of the specific response.
We will continue to communicate as needed with our students, faculty, and staff to keep you apprised of new or changing conditions.