Inside Purdue Fort Wayne Special Edition, 4/7/20
April 7, 2020 5:00 PM
From: Inside Purdue Fort Wayne
To: Students, Faculty, and Staff
Purdue University Fort Wayne Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19
Purdue University Fort Wayne was notified late Monday afternoon, April 6, by the Allen County Health Department that a Purdue Fort Wayne staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee lives in Fort Wayne.
Indications are that the individual had only limited contact with anyone on campus. Public health officials conducted an investigation with the staff member to establish relevant personal contacts. Each individual has been contacted to discuss precautions and any additional steps, if necessary.
Students, faculty, and staff are reminded to practice social distancing and adhere to the state’s ongoing stay-at-home directive. Additional information about Purdue Fort Wayne’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.
Employees Encouraged to Update Emergency Contact Information
Employees should make sure that their emergency contact information has been entered or updated in Success Factors. Go to one.purdue.edu and log in to Success Factors using your BoilerKey (Purdue’s two-factor authentication), then open My Profile to enter or update your emergency contact information.
Check Your Summer I Class Schedule Regularly
Purdue Fort Wayne recently announced that the first session of summer classes will be moved to online-only delivery. This process is now underway. If you’re currently enrolled in the first summer session, be sure to watch for possible updates. Some potential changes include your course being canceled or moving to the second summer session. You should also check to see if your class is meeting online during certain days and times.
These changes may occur anytime between now and the beginning of your class, so be sure to review your schedule regularly. If you have any questions regarding a change, contact your instructor.
#MastodonsTogether Unites Purdue Fort Wayne
Purdue Fort Wayne recently launched the #MastodonsTogether campaign to bring our Herd together to share experiences while we’re apart. Let your fellow Mastodons know how you’re doing by using #MastodonsTogether and sharing or retweeting the #MastodonsTogether graphics on our channels. For Facebook users, we’ve created a #MastodonsTogether profile photo frame to show support for our fellow Mastodons.
Mastodons, stay strong. These next few weeks will be challenging for our Purdue Fort Wayne community, but, remember, we’re all in this together. If you haven’t already, follow our social media channels (@purduefw on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and Purdue University Fort Wayne on LinkedIn) and support our community.
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Inside PFW Special Edition provides communication updates for all students, faculty, and staff on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It serves as a supplement to the university’s official coronavirus website, which will always contain a full repository of the most up-to-date information regarding this event.
Inside PFW Special Edition is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing and will be published on an as-needed basis throughout the duration of the COVID-19 response.
Visit the coronavirus COVID-19 website for campus messages, frequently asked questions, student resources, and information for faculty and staff.
Emergency Relief Funds for Students
A relief fund has been established to help students cover unforeseen living expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students in need are encouraged to initiate an eligibility review process by sending an email to the vice chancellor of student affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund may be also made online at pfw.edu/give-now.Give Now
Online Support for Students
Looking for help with technology as your courses are moved online? Take a look at the following resources below:
Online Support for Faculty and Staff
Find resources to help you manage your courses as the university transitions to online work. Get to know the following resources:
- Faculty and Staff Working Remotely FAQ
- Information for moving your courses online
- Information Technology Services Help Desk
General information about community health and communicable disease may be found by visiting these websites:
- Allen County Department of Health
- Indiana State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Purdue University has established a website with information and guidance applicable to the Purdue West Lafayette campus unless otherwise noted: