HAMMOND & WESTVILLE - Purdue University Northwest has updated its COVID-19 guidance for its campuses in Hammond and Westville and now vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings indoors when on campus.
All unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear face coverings while indoors and maintain social distancing, as well as monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, according to a university news release.
The release also says as the population of vaccinated residents grows and COVID-19 cases steadily decline, Purdue University Northwest (PNW), using the latest federal, state and local guidance, is adopting updated protocols, effective immediately.
The university will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust plans accordingly as new public health guidelines emerge.
Some programs may still require face coverings under certain circumstances.
Face coverings will not be required outdoors for anyone who is fully vaccinated, or who is not fully vaccinated but can maintain physical distancing.