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Things you need to know about COVID-19

Last updated March 11, 2020. This page will be updated. All information and guidance applies to Purdue West Lafayette unless otherwise noted. 

今日涨停汇新智配资 is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of lower respiratory illness, COVID-19. 

The virus has been identified in multiple countries, including cases in the United States and in the state of Indiana. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the Purdue campus communities. 

This is a rapidly changing situation. Major guidance from President Daniels and Provost Akridge is contained below and linked in the Recent Messages section at the right. Answers to the most frequently asked questions are below.

Purdue officials, in close coordination with the state and local public health departments, are closely monitoring for developments and will offer additional guidance to the university community as soon as it is available.

 

Facts and FAQs

 

COVID-19 facts

今日涨停汇新智配资(as of March 11, 2020)

  • There are no known cases in the Purdue campus communities. 
  • The general risk remains low; however, there have been confirmed cases in the state of Indiana.
  • In confirmed COVID-19 cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:
    • Fever.
    • Cough.
    • Shortness of breath.
  • According to the CDC are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
  • The safety and health of our campus community is of the utmost importance and we will continue working to make the most prudent decisions in the timeliest manner.
  • The spread of coronavirus is a fluid and ever-changing situation. Numerous departments on campus are closely monitoring it and are in regular contact about its possible impact.
  • We look to the and for recommendations and travel advisories.
  • Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.
  • The that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • The university’s Integrated Emergency Management Plan guides preparedness for a number of specific emergencies. This provides guidance for public health emergencies.

 

Any areas wishing to implement a no handshaking guideline in their offices, classrooms or events may download and post this flyer

 

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Frequently asked questions

University planning

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资When a public health emergency emerges, the Public Health Emergency Planning team provides planning and response as needed. The group is co-chaired by the director, PUSH and the senior director, Environmental Health and Public Safety, and includes members of various campus departments as well as the Tippecanoe County Health Department. 

A: offers guidance for institutes of higher education regarding administration, cleaning and travel

A: Unless otherwise noted, the guidance on this page applies only to the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Regional campus leadership will provide guidance and answers specific to their campus communities. 

from Chancellor Keon provides some guidance for Purdue Northwest. 

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资At this point, we hope to be able to hold Commencement exercises. A final decision will be made at a later date.

A: Updates will be communicated primarily via this webpage, Purdue Today and all-campus emails. Updates will also be shared with media and will be distributed by the Parent & Family Connections office through the Office of the Dean of Students.

A: Yes. All residence halls and university apartments are open over spring break at no additional charge. In addition, Dining Dollars can be used at numerous locations within Purdue Memorial Union. Just be aware that hours of operation may have been adjusted for that week. Students can also use Dining Dollars at Crave Food Hall inside Aspire at Discovery Park.

More information is available at . 

A: Yes. Residence halls will remain in operation through the end of the semester. Some of the food options for students who choose to remain on campus may be modified. Service levels for other campus entities are being evaluated in light of public health recommendations, and those on campus should be aware that hours of operation may be modified.

今日涨停汇新智配资More information is available at . 

A: Yes. Because residence halls will be open, RAs are expected to return to campus to fulfill their duties. Safety briefings about the coronavirus will be held with RAs upon their return from spring break.

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资Members should work with their individual house leadership to discuss any questions related to these facilities.

A: In the event of a public health emergency or other crisis that requires access to the University to be severely limited, there are certain people who must report to campus to perform duties vital to the continuity of the University.  Additionally, there will be other essential staff performing critical functions who can perform these duties from a remote location such as home.

Essential functions are those that need to be fulfilled when normal University operations have been suspended or closed. Departments must evaluate their department’s impact on the overall goal of maintaining essential University operations. Additionally, for continuity, they must designate these essential functions in advance. Pre-designation is especially important in incidents that happen with little notice. Individuals who directly support these functions are expected to report for work during the emergency period as requested by their department unless specifically directed by the department not to do so. The following information provides some general guidelines to be considered when designating the essential function positions.

Essential/Critical functions or responsibilities are activities:

  • to preserve the health, well-being and safety of the Purdue campus community,
  • to assist and support students and others who must remain on campus with needs generated by the emergency,
  • to ensure timely and effective communication before, during, and after the emergency,
  • to provide utilities to maintain and protect campus buildings,
  • to maintain the health and well-being of animals,
  • to preserve the campus cyber infrastructure,
  • to preserve the core functions of the university (i.e. payroll, benefits, finance); and
  • to protect assets required to allow the University to resume its normal functions when the emergency /public health emergency has subsided; and
  • to preserve university facilities, including essential maintenance and repair

These assets may include, but are not limited to:

  • cultures of valuable, unique, or irreplaceable living species,
  • valuable, unique, or irreplaceable research specimens or samples,
  • the environment surrounding and sustaining sensitive materials,
  • facilities and equipment,
  • sensitive or irreplaceable data, or
  • critical business continuation functions.

Personnel designated by a unit head as "essential personnel" are employees who are needed in order to provide the minimum level of service in the department (i.e., human resources, finance, emergency services, utilities and provision of food and housing) and those needed to prevent irreparable damage to research and mechanical systems and those needed to maintain core functions of the university. Each affected unit head will designate Essential Personnel in his or her college or unit and notify them of their role and responsibility.

Examples of staff members who are expected to be defined as critical or essential:

 

Employee

Duties

Police officers and fire fighters

Respond to emergencies, maintain order

Certain power plant and utilities staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Maintain utilities

Certain operations and maintenance staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Monitor facilities, repair serious problems

Certain grounds staff

Refuse removal, assist in equipment supply

Certain computer staff

Maintain infrastructure, support emergency operations

Certain building services staff

Refuse removal, cleaning of occupied areas

Certain senior university staff

Make decisions

Certain business office staff

Process emergency payments and payroll

Certain human resources staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Process payroll, benefits, employee relations

Certain animal caretakers

Feed and monitor animals

Certain health care staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Triage, treat students and staff, dispense medication

Certain housing and food staff

Feed and house students, staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Certain veterinary medicine staff

Care of injured/sick animals

今日涨停汇新智配资Certain ADDL staff

Provide diagnostic services

今日涨停汇新智配资Certain communications staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Disseminate information, policies

Certain student services staff

今日涨停汇新智配资Assist students remaining on campus; continue recruitment, admissions processes

The above list is by no means exhaustive but illustrates types of personnel considered as essential to report to campus or provide support from a remote location.  While the examples above illustrate the type of staff that are expected to be designated as essential, it will be a departmental decision to determine these in advance or as we progress into the crisis. 

Additionally, essential staff may change depending on factors such as the time during the year, severity of the public health emergency, and the length of time suspension of classes or normal operations is in force.  The number of essential support staff, such as building services personnel will be highly dependent on the number of other students and staff who are on campus.  

Prior to or at the declaration of a public health emergency period, Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads should review the designation of essential staff and the expectations for all employees during this period.

 

A: To report a safety concern, email ehps@carlrosner.com.

if you are a journalist, email Tim Doty at doty2@carlrosner.com.

 

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Health, wellness and prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this new strain of coronavirus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, please refer to .

A: No objective surpasses in priority the health and safety of the campus community. The university is monitoring COVID-19 on a daily basis and providing information on this website.

Employees are encouraged to follow information on preventing COVID-19 by visiting the .

A: Employees who are ill are encouraged to stay home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing or other symptom altering medicine. Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.

Faculty and staff are advised to contact a medical professional. Convenient and cost effective care options such as Telemedicine are also available for those covered by a Purdue health plan who need to see a physician quickly and not able to get into their primary care physician. 

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资Instructors should recommend that students who are ill return to their residence until recovered (24 hours fever-free without any fever-reducing medication) and that students should reach out to PUSH (765-494-1700) or their physician by phone to seek medical assistance.

We ask every faculty and staff member teaching this semester to accommodate students who are not feeling well by being flexible with attendance policies. 

A: Please call a medical professional if, in the last 14 days, you:

  • Have traveled to an affected geographic area, as defined by
  • Have a fever (100.4F / 38C or higher) and signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath), or
  • Were in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have a fever or signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath)
  • When you call, please inform them of your symptoms and recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.

If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself, do not come to work, and seek medical attention by calling a medical professional. Inform medical professionals of your symptoms and any recent travel or potential exposure before今日涨停汇新智配资 going to the health facility.

As with all contagious illnesses, limit the potential for exposure to other people and do not come to work. Take the following actions:

  • Notify your supervisor that you are ill and will not be able to work.
  • Isolate yourself to keep from potentially exposing other people.
  • Seek medical advice from a medical professional by calling ahead before visiting a health facility.

A: Managers should recommend that employees who are sick remain off duty (i.e., on sick leave) until symptoms resolve, and that they seek medical assistance, as appropriate. Anyone sick and believed to be at risk for COVID-19 infection should be advised to contact by phone the Center for Healthy Living or the local County Health Department to seek medical assistance and follow the CDC recommendations. If an employee declines to take leave, managers should consult human resources.

今日涨停汇新智配资In addition, advise employees of the basic preventative measures (practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth with your sleeve if you cough or sneeze, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands) and post  throughout your work areas.

A: Medical personnel, in consultation with the state health department, will determine if an individual should be tested for COVID-19. This test requires a doctor’s order.  If you believe you have symptoms, please call the Center for Healthy Living or your primary care doctor.

Faculty and staff who are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms are advised to isolate themselves off-campus and contact a medical professional for evaluation. Telemedicine options are also available for those covered by a Purdue health plan. Medical personnel, in connection with the State Health Department, will determine if a test is warranted.

A: Yes. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

今日涨停汇新智配资If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC's . Students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students by phone for further assistance. Employees may contact their Human Resources representative for further assistance.

Students and staff who returned from university-sponsored programs in China completed a monitored 14-day quarantine before being reintegrated into campus life. 

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC's :

Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (for international travelers to Purdue, that means areas with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus) and practice social distancing.

今日涨停汇新智配资Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer twice a day and monitor for fever. Also, watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others.  Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis or ride shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places such as shopping centers and movie theaters and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

今日涨停汇新智配资If you get sick with a fever of (100.4F / 38C or higher) cough, or have trouble breathing:

  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.

For additional questions on monitoring your health, contact your health care provider or local pubic health officials. 

A: As with Influenza or contagious illnesses such as colds, maintaining a distance of three to six feet from the person is a starting point. Do not shake hands or make other physical contact. Offer the individual a tissue and ask the person to cover their mouth and nose if they should need to cough or sneeze, and have them put the tissue in the trash. Use an antiviral wipe or spray after the person has left to wipe those areas of your work station that the person has touched. There may be situations in which a meeting can be rescheduled to a time when the person is feeling better, or the business can be conducted by phone or e-mail. Do not hesitate to offer this suggestion if it is appropriate.

offers guidance from the CDC for institutes of higher education.

A: The current message from health care providers and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is to stay home and do not return to work until you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Always follow the instruction of a medical professional.

 

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Classes and academics

A:  No. Classes will continue. Starting March 23, students must take their courses online. (Students in clinical programs, such as the DVM, will be contacted directly by their department.) Students in areas with limited Internet access should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 765-494-1747 or odos@carlrosner.com.

To be clear, the campus will remain open after spring break.

A: Yes. All residence halls and university apartments are open over spring break at no additional charge. In addition, Dining Dollars can be used at numerous locations within Purdue Memorial Union. Just be aware that hours of operation may have been adjusted for that week. Students can also use Dining Dollars at Crave Food Hall inside Aspire at Discovery Park.

More information is available at . 

A: Our Innovative Learning group has prepared a set of resources to assist faculty and staff in delivering their courses online, including finding alternative means of instruction for laboratory and clinical courses if required. Faculty and staff involved with teaching will receive a separate message from Dr. Frank Dooley, senior vice provost for teaching and learning, with additional details. The web link to the online teaching resource page can be found here: http://carlrosner.com/innovativelearning/teaching-remotely/

A: To report a safety concern, email ehps@carlrosner.com.

if you are a journalist, email Tim Doty at doty2@carlrosner.com.

 

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Study abroad

A: Yes. All university-sponsored student travel to international locations is suspended over the upcoming spring break period. This includes international study abroad and service-learning trips, as well as international travel planned by official Purdue student organizations. 

The University is working on a reimbursement protocol for those affected by the study abroad travel suspension. The details of that process are being finalized; further information will be communicated with affected individuals in the near future.

今日涨停汇新智配资This decision is consistent with from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in light of the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus and was made out of an abundance of caution.

All such domestic programs are currently moving forward as planned.

A:今日涨停汇新智配资 Yes. All summer study abroad programs have been canceled. Students will be reimbursed by the university for any expenses that are not reimbursable from other sources. Students should check with their academic advisor about alternative coursework for the summer.

A: We are in regular contact with our students currently in foreign countries and will make decisions on the status of their programs based on CDC and federal recommendations.

A: The university’s Security and Risk Assessment Committee (SRAC) made the decision to bring our study abroad students home from mainland China based on the  and  travel advisories and the urgency created by imminent travel restrictions. No other countries have reached that level at this time.

 

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Travel

A: The university has suspended all university-sponsored domestic and international air travel effective March 16-May 2. This suspension applies to all sources of funding coming from the university, including but not limited to general funds, discretionary funds and external funding including grants and other sponsored services

今日涨停汇新智配资Domestic travel by car, van or bus for univiversity business is strongly discouraged.

This builds on the university’s previous suspension of travel to countries with a . 

Anyone who believes they have an essential business reason to travel by air can request a waiver through their unit leader (Dean, Vice Provost, Vice President, etc.). The expectation is such waivers will be rare.

今日涨停汇新智配资Please note, for personal travel, we urge all travelers to carefully consider their intended destinations for personal trips and check on restrictions or quarantine measures that may be recommended or required by the CDC upon arrival or return.  Personal international travel is strongly discouraged.

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资We urge all students, faculty and staff to strongly consider where they are traveling during spring break and the possibility that travel restrictions and quarantines may be required. This includes domestic locations. International travel is strongly discouraged.

For those taking a cruise, please note that the CDC has recently issued specific .

今日涨停汇新智配资Travelers also need to understand that in accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended before returning to campus .

今日涨停汇新智配资If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended before returning to campus.

Travelers should also note that the possibility exists that a country experiencing an outbreak could suspend travel in and out of the country and could result in travelers being stranded.

A: All university travel to countries the risks for coronavirus is currently suspended regardless of the source of funding from Purdue. If you have not purchased the travel yet, we ask that you delay purchasing and work to move travel to a later date. All travel decisions will continue to be based on CDC guidance and with the health and safety of the university community as the top priority.

I have scheduled travel to a country with a CDC level 2 or higher advisory for coronavirus; will I be reimbursed if university travel has already been paid for? 

Travel that was previously scheduled/paid for on a personal card but had to be canceled will be reimbursable. An attempt should be made by the traveler to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard travel processes. 

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit: This expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. Please work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

I have a grant and have not scheduled travel or other expenses associated with the grant, but given the travel suspension, I am no longer able to travel for this award. Can I receive funding for this lost opportunity?

There is no institutional funding for making up lost grant opportunities. We recommend working with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see if the grant can be deferred or extended. If the grant cannot be extended, then the program officer should be contacted to discuss the appropriate action or modified scope.

If I have travel scheduled, but it is not to a country on the CDC Level 2 or higher list, can I still cancel given the situation with the coronavirus?

Yes, in most all instances, given the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, you may cancel your trip. An attempt should be made by the traveler to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard travel processes.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit, this expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. We recommend that you work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

I have received an inquiry related to the spend rate on my sponsored project. The spend rate has been lower due to the travel restrictions. How do I address this issue?

We recommend working with your Post Award Funding administrator in Sponsored Program Services on submitting a response to the sponsor. 

 

If you have additional questions about university-sponsored international travel using university funds, please contact your business office.

A: Do I need to reimburse the university for the cost of the air travel or other non-reimbursable travel expenses that I purchased using my travel card?  

No, you will not need to reimburse the university for these expenses.

An attempt should be made by the traveler to request refunds, transfer tickets, or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard travel processes.  If the airfare is used in the future for a personal trip then the costs will need to be reimbursed to the university by the employee.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit, this expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. Please work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

 

Will the university reimburse me for the cost of the air travel or other non-reimbursable travel expenses that I purchased using my personal card? 

Travel and other expenses related to conferences that have been cancelled due to concerns with the Coronavirus that was previously scheduled/paid for will be reimbursable.

An attempt should be made by the traveler to request refunds, transfer tickets, or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard travel processes.  Please note you will need to provide documentation that the expense is not refundable to get reimbursement.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit, this expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. Please work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

A: Employees should discuss their concern with their supervisor. At this time, managers are encouraged to seek alternate arrangements.

A: Employees and students are encouraged to follow on travel due to COVID-19.

Travelers also need to understand that in , those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must今日涨停汇新智配资 seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

Travelers should also note that the possibility exists that a country experiencing an outbreak could suspend travel in and out of the country and could result in travelers being stranded.

A: If traveling for your own personal business, this is allowable, but not recommended.

Travelers also need to understand that in , those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

今日涨停汇新智配资Travelers should also note that the possibility exists that a country experiencing an outbreak could suspend travel in and out of the country and could result in travelers being stranded.

A: Yes. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

今日涨停汇新智配资If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC's . Students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students by phone for further assistance. Employees may contact their Human Resources representative for further assistance.

今日涨停汇新智配资Students and staff who returned from university-sponsored programs in China completed a monitored 14-day quarantine before being reintegrated into campus life. 

A: Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC's :

Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (for international travelers to Purdue, that means areas with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus) and practice social distancing.

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer twice a day and monitor for fever. Also, watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others.  Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis or ride shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places such as shopping centers and movie theaters and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

If you get sick with a fever of (100.4F / 38C or higher) cough, or have trouble breathing:

  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.

For additional questions on monitoring your health, contact your health care provider or local pubic health officials. 

 

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Visitors to the university

A: Yes. Effective immediately, at the direction of the president and provost, the university will not extend invitations to or host visitors from countries with  at level 2 or above due to coronavirus (currently ChinaSouth KoreaJapanItaly and Iran). This applies to the Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and all Purdue Research Park locations. 

Faculty, staff or others who were expecting to host campus visitors from these countries may wish to check in with Michael Brzezinski, dean of international programs, at mbrzezinski@carlrosner.com.

A:今日涨停汇新智配资 At the direction of the president and provost, the university will not extend invitations to or host visitors from countries with  at level 2 or above due to coronavirus (currently China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran). This applies to the Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and all Purdue Research Park locations. 

Our department has planned a seminar, speaker, conference or other event that will be taking place at Purdue. Will international travelers be able to attend from countries the  risks for coronavirus? If not, can we reimburse them for their lost travel?

今日涨停汇新智配资Travelers coming from countries the  risks for coronavirus will not be permitted to attend. You will be able to reimburse them for their travel if Purdue was funding the travel initially for the program.

If paid for on a personal card, an attempt should be made to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard reimbursement processes.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit, this expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. We recommend that you work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

Our department has a seminar, speaker, conference or other event that will be taking place at Purdue in the next month. Can we cancel the conference and be reimbursed for payments made to external entities?

An attempt should be made to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard reimbursement processes.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit this expense will need to be moved off of the grantor approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. We recommend that you work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

 

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University leave time and health plans

A: The following options are available in order to receive pay, although not all options will be available in all situations depending upon the nature of the job responsibilities and the extent of the illness:

  • Use accrued paid-time-off hours
  • Work from home with supervisory approval (See Purdue’s Flexible Work Arrangements)
  • If no paid time off is available, request an absence without pay and without paid-time-off accruals

Temporary employees do not receive pay for time not worked or any paid time off benefits.

As a reminder: In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must今日涨停汇新智配资 self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

今日涨停汇新智配资If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

今日涨停汇新智配资Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC's . Employees may contact their Human Resources representative for further assistance.

A:  All other normal campus operations will continue at this time.  Supervisors should be making plans around essential personnel and telework in case the university needs to take more aggressive actions in the future.

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资The following options are available in order to receive pay, although not all options will be available in all situations depending upon the nature of the job responsibilities:

  • Use accrued paid-time-off hours
  • Work from home with supervisory approval (See Purdue’s Flexible Work Arrangements)
  • If no paid time off is available, request an absence without pay and without paid-time-off accruals

A: Yes, Purdue’s Flexible Work Arrangement guidelines provides employees and managers with tools and forms for assessing and implementing arrangements.  Managers and departments should reach out to their HR Business Partners for further guidance and support.

A:  Yes, employees and managers must report these absences to human resources by calling or emailing benefitshr@carlrosner.com. This is to monitor cases at a university level, support departments with ongoing staffing needs and support employees who are absent with benefits.

Notifications to HR are only needed for cases related to COVID-19.

Students on a Purdue Student Health Plan

A: Yes. Domestic, international and graduate staff students on the university’s full-insurance Anthem health plan who need care as a result of COVID-19 will be covered. Anthem will also waive out-of-pocket expenses for the focused test used to diagnose COVID-19 for fully insured, Individual, Medicare, and Medicaid members. You can call the number on your ID card to confirm coverage. You will pay any other out-of-pocket expenses the plan requires, unless otherwise determined by state law or regulation.

 

Faculty and Staff on a Purdue Health Plan

A: Yes. For benefit eligible faculty and staff and dependents on the university’s self-insured Anthem health plan, you will have the same coverage that is currently available for any emergency or non-emergency illness, subject to the normal deductible, copay, or out-of-pocket amounts associated with your medical plan. For additional coverage details visit Purdue Medical Coverage webpage.

 

PURA Retirees on a UHC Health Plan

A: Yes. you will have the same coverage that is currently available for any emergency or non-emergency illness, subject to the normal deductible, copay, or out-of-pocket amounts associated with your medical plan. For additional coverage details call Customer Care at the number located on the back of their medical ID cards

A:  No. Managers should actively encourage sick employees to stay home, but should not require employees who are sick to validate their illness. Health care provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way.

A:  Yes. Purdue is obligated to provide a safe workplace and may take necessary and reasonable steps to minimize health risks for its employees, such as requiring that employees not come to work if they have COVID-19.

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, if the employee has recently returned from countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus. Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

If an employee has had very close contact with a person who has COVID-19 (such as living in the same household), the employee should be told to watch carefully for symptoms. Employees should stay home if COVID-19 symptoms develop and should go home immediately if COVID-19 symptoms occur at work.

A:  No. The FMLA entitled employees to job-protected leave when they have a serious health condition or when they need leave to care for covered family members who have a serious health condition. Leave for the purpose of avoiding exposure to the COVID-19 is not protected under the FMLA.

A:  An employee who is sick may be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in certain circumstances. Some instances of COVID-19 may qualify as a “serious health condition.”

FMLA definition, information and resources are available at the Purdue FMLA page.

A:  Employees who are ill with COVID-19 should be advised to remain at home until cleared by their local public health department to minimize the spread of the virus.

If an employee was traveling on university business when they were instructed to self-isolate, or if they contracted the virus from a patient they were treating, time off would generally be covered as administrative leave or workers’ compensation. This is because the illness arose out of, and in the course of, their employment.

Employees who contract the virus on vacation, or who are directed to self-isolate following a vacation or other personal travel, should be encouraged to avail themselves of options available under Purdue’s sick leave policy.

A:  If certain members of an employee’s family are sick, the employee may be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  COVID-19 may qualify as a “serious health condition.”

FMLA definition, information and resources are available at the Purdue FMLA page.

A: The current message from health care providers and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is to stay home and do not return to work until you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Always follow the instruction of a medical professional.

Students on a Purdue Student Health Plan

A: It’s important to keep taking your medications. Students and their covered dependents enrolled in a domestic, international or graduate staff Purdue student health plan,   includes a 90-day benefit, this is a great time to think about changing from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply for prescriptions you take on a regular basis. If you don’t have or desire to have a prescription for a 90-day supply, talk to your doctor to see if a 90-day supply would work for you. Additionally, students, including their covered dependents, can fill prescription maintenance medications prior to the 30-day limit, effective immediately.

 

Faculty, Staff and Pre-65 Retirees on a Purdue Health Plan

A: Its important to keep taking your medications. Faculty and staff, including their covered dependents, can fill prescription maintenance medications prior to the 30-day limit, effective immediately. Members also have the option for a 90-day prescription benefit for maintenance medications and the option of home delivery from CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy with no delivery cost. For more information talk with your provider or call CVS Caremark at 1-866-234-7061.

 

PURA Retirees on a UHC Health Plan

A: Members who need help obtaining early prescription refills can call Customer Care at the number located on the back of their medical ID cards. For mail-order delivery service to affected areas or any other questions related to their prescriptions, people are encouraged to call the pharmacy number on the back of their ID card, or speak directly to a pharmacist about their situation in order to get an early refill, if necessary.

A: To report a safety concern, email  ehps@carlrosner.com.

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Events

A: We are suspending all university-sponsored events (including those hosted by registered student organizations) involving external visitors今日涨停汇新智配资 effective March 16 through May 2. For purposes of this suspension, gatherings of 50 or more attendees should be postponed or canceled. Where possible, organizers can explore ways of conducting the event through livestreaming or other technologies. A faculty or staff member who believes that they have an essential business reason to hold an event can request a waiver through their unit leader (dean, vice provost, vice president, etc.), but again, the expectation is such waivers will be rare. At this point, we hope to be able to host Commencement exercises, but a final decision will be made at a later date.

 

A: At the direction of the president and provost, the university will not extend invitations to or host visitors from countries with  at level 2 or above due to coronavirus (currently China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran). This applies to the Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and all Purdue Research Park locations. 

Our department has planned a seminar, speaker, conference or other event that will be taking place at Purdue. Will international travelers be able to attend from countries the  risks for coronavirus? If not, can we reimburse them for their lost travel?

Travelers coming from countries the  risks for coronavirus will not be permitted to attend. You will be able to reimburse them for their travel if Purdue was funding the travel initially for the program.

今日涨停汇新智配资If paid for on a personal card, an attempt should be made to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard reimbursement processes.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit, this expense will need to be moved off of the grant or approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. We recommend that you work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services今日涨停汇新智配资 to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

Our department has a seminar, speaker, conference or other event that will be taking place at Purdue in the next month. Can we cancel the conference and be reimbursed for payments made to external entities?

今日涨停汇新智配资An attempt should be made to request refunds, transfer tickets or otherwise minimize financial impact. All remaining expenses should be submitted using standard reimbursement processes.

If paid for on a grant, and you cannot receive a refund or a credit this expense will need to be moved off of the grantor approval needs to be requested from the funding agency. We recommend that you work with your Post Award Office administrator in Sponsored Program Services今日涨停汇新智配资 to see what alternatives are available for revising or extending the grant to allow travel in the future.

 

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International students and scholars

A: 今日涨停汇新智配资The provost’s office is working on plans for international students who may not be able to return to their home country in the summer. Efforts include housing and accommodating those who wish to take courses on campus if they unexpectedly need to stay in West Lafayette.

今日涨停汇新智配资The following information may be of use:

Summer courses

Purdue is offering more than 700 different classes今日涨停汇新智配资 this summer to help students speed time to graduation. We encourage impacted students to talk with their academic advisor about summer options prior to registering. Open registration for Summer 2020 began on March 2.

Study away in the United States

Students with a 3.00 or higher GPA are eligible to earn 3 credit hours for studying away at any location across the United States by enrolling in HONR 29900: Exploring Space. Every accepted student will receive a $1,000 Summer Internship Plus Scholarship to help with tuition and fees. 

Undergraduate research

Students are encouraged to speak with advisors and faculty if they are interested in undergraduate research.  OUR Scholars and Summer Stay provide opportunities for summer tuition assistance alongside an on-campus research experience.

EPICS

今日涨停汇新智配资 is a service-learning program in which teams of students partner with community organizations to address human, community, and environmental needs. Multiple projects are available for Summer 2020.

Summer housing options

Multiple housing contracts are available for students who need to stay on campus over the summer. Summer housing options can be viewed on the . Questions about on-campus summer housing should be directed to ursummerhousing@carlrosner.com.

Visa considerations

今日涨停汇新智配资If you are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for Spring 2020 and you will enroll for Fall 2020, you may complete any combination of online or on-campus courses during Summer 2020.

If you are graduating in May or August, or have questions about how summer classes may impact your visa, please contact International Students and Scholars at 765-494-5770 or email ISS@carlrosner.com.

A: Yes. All residence halls and university apartments are open over spring break at no additional charge. In addition, Dining Dollars can be used at numerous locations within Purdue Memorial Union. Just be aware that hours of operation may have been adjusted for that week. Students can also use Dining Dollars at Crave Food Hall inside Aspire at Discovery Park.

今日涨停汇新智配资More information is available at . 

A: Those who are in this situation should contact International Students and Scholars at iss@carlrosner.com or 765-494-5770.

 

A: Those who are in this situation should contact International Students and Scholars at iss@carlrosner.com今日涨停汇新智配资 or 765-494-5770.

 

A: Those who are in this situation should contact International Students and Scholars at iss@carlrosner.com 今日涨停汇新智配资or 765-494-5770.

 

 

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Faculty and student research

A: The following information is provided by Purdue University Centrally Managed Animal Facilities (今日涨停汇新智配资CMAF) staff to assist Purdue animal researchers: 

  • The CMAF staff have been stocking up on essential supplies in order to make certain that supply line disruptions do not impact our ability to care for animals in the facilities. Some supplies – such as surgical masks (used for immune deficient animals) and N95 respirators (for allergen control in open top rooms and for use with different hazards) - are in short supply. We have requested that all staff re-use their respirators for 7 days and may extend this if supplies drop low. We will continue to assess the situation and make modifications as needed. Guidance on respirator reuse will be available from CMAF or Radiological and Environmental Management staff.  (Contact Eric Butt embutt@carlrosner.com) 
  • We ask that you assess your colonies and confirm all animals are necessary for your research. 
  • We are requesting some procedural exemptions from PACUC to shift some cleaning processes to give us more time to do essential cleaning (e.g., daily pen cleaning) and delay less essential cleaning (e.g., wire bar lid cleaning).  
  • We will monitor staffing impacts and make adjustments as needed to ensure essential care. We may work longer days so you may receive calls about your animals later in the day than normal.
  • Depending on impact, we may suspend incoming animal orders and request that no new studies be started for a period of time
  • Depending on impact, we may suspend animal movements and investigative staff may need to move their own animals. Please make certain you understand movement requirements, such as securing cages, and speak to the Facility Manager before moving anything. Forms will still need to be submitted for space approval and tracking of cages. 
  • Please put a plan in place for maintaining your breeding colonies.  Please DO NOT assume you can rely on the animal care staff.  If we are staffed where we can help, we will but if we are impacted significantly, we will need to focus on direct animal care.  
  • If your animals have special diets, please verify you have stocked up on needed foods.
  • Please verify your phone lists are up to date with the managers for the facilities. Please also confirm your people have the cell numbers for our staff. Also, please confirm you are using the NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES for the facilities so we can respond to all your questions or concerns: 

今日涨停汇新智配资LAP Veterinary Staff

LAPVET@groups.carlrosner.com

今日涨停汇新智配资CMAF Management

cmafmanagement@groups.carlrosner.com

今日涨停汇新智配资Bindley Animal Care Staff

bindleyanimalreceiving@groups.carlrosner.com

MJIS Animal Care Staff

mjisanimalreceiving@groups.carlrosner.com

LSA Animal Care Staff

lsaanimalreceiving@groups.carlrosner.com

今日涨停汇新智配资Hansen Animal Care Staff

hansenanimalreceiving@groups.carlrosner.com

Vet Med Animal Care Staff

vetmedanimalreceiving@groups.carlrosner.com

Our primary goal is to ensure the care of all animal under our care at all times. The animals will always be our primary focus.  Thank you for working together with us.

A: In response to questions regarding COVID-19 and Human Subjects Research, the Purdue Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB)今日涨停汇新智配资 makes the following recommendations to researchers:

  • Closely follow university recommendations and announcements through Purdue Today and the Purdue University preparedness website. Please allow at-risk participant populations (e.g. elderly, those with underlying health conditions) to take proper precautions.
  • When collecting biospecimens (e.g. saliva, blood) from human research participants, utilize proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as designated by campus Radiological and Environmental Management (REM) or the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocol for the lab. Make sure that all researchers are trained on safety practices and any measures to maintain hygienic lab and equipment conditions.
  • Consider rescheduling in-person human subjects data collections that are not of immediate need. Allow research participants who indicate self-quarantine, illness, or at-risk status to continue their health-appropriate course of action.

In this time of public health concern, new measures are being encountered in everyday life. As a result, the following exceptions are temporarily deemed to be changes not requiring review under HRPP Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 305. The HRPP/IRB will allow the following changes without an amendment to the IRB protocol.

  1. Substitution of telephone, web conferencing, and secure electronic communication (examples like Purdue’s instances of , , Qualtrics, and ) to conduct data collection procedures normally done in-person. These methods may be added when possible and practical for mitigating research risks to subjects or others related to COVID-19. If there are questions about any changes to participant risk, please contact the HRPP/IRB Office at irb@carlrosner.com or 765-494-5942.
  2. For the purposes of screening, recruitment, data collection, and follow-up visits with in-person close contact or collection of biospecimens, the IRB waives the modification requirement to add the questions below to screening/eligibility questionnaires.
    • Have you traveled within the last 14 days to a location designated by the CDC to be an at-risk area for novel Coronavirus, COVID-19?
    • Have you or members of your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine due to potential exposure to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19?

If the above questions are implemented by the Principal Investigator, they should be a documented part of a screening or eligibility script and asked in the same manner to every potential participant. Researchers must also consider and document the follow-up process that will occur (according to best-available public health resources) should a participant give an affirmative answer. Such actions could include a participant not being eligible for the study, recontact/rescheduling  for contact at a later date.

These changes will be in place until further notice and may expand as more information is known. If researchers choose to implement use of these practices, the revised documents must become part of the study file in the Principal Investigator’s records. To allow the IRB to have a record of the  implementation of either procedure above, please send an e-mail message noting the study record title(s), PI name, and protocol reference number(s) to the IRB (irb@carlrosner.com今日涨停汇新智配资) within 10 business days of implementation. The IRB office will include this information in your study file in the Cayuse system.

As necessary, the HRPP/IRB will communicate its recommendations with university public health leadership. For questions about the IRB review process or additional instances requiring insight on the topic above. please contact irb@carlrosner.com. 

A: Occasionally supplies of N95 respirators will become limited.  This guidance is intended to help users if there is a need to conserve respirators. 

Extended use refers to the practice of extending the time a user would keep a respirator on during a task or shift.  Extending the time a respirator is worn will reduce the number of respirators used because one respirator will cover multiple hours or tasks, whereas several respirators may have been used in the past.  For example, using a respirator for the entire shift is acceptable.  今日涨停汇新智配资Dispose of any respirator used for 6 hours or more.

Limited reuse refers to the practice of reusing an N95 respirator during a work shift or task.  今日涨停汇新智配资By reusing the respirator several times, the number respirators used is reduced.

Never share a respirator.  今日涨停汇新智配资Label your respirator on the strap or paper storage bag to avoid confusion.

Below are some examples of when extended use or limited reuse of N95 respirators would be appropriate…

Using low hazard particulates (dust) are good candidates to follow these practices.  今日涨停汇新智配资Respirators may be used until there is visible contamination.

今日涨停汇新智配资For known, low hazard biological agents/allergens you may follow extended/limited reuse practices provided you adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Discard N95 respirators if exposed to airborne biological hazards of greater concern.
  • Discard N95 respirators contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions, or other bodily fluids from patients, including research animals.
  • Discard N95 respirators following close contact with any infectious disease requiring contact precautions.
  • Follow manufacture’s recommendations for reuse.  In the absence of recommendations, use no more than five times.
  • Use a cleanable face shield (preferred) or a surgical mask over an N95 respirator and/or other steps (e.g., masking patients, use of engineering controls), when feasible to reduce surface contamination of the respirator.
  • To minimize potential cross-contamination, store respirators so that they do not touch each other and the person using the respirator is clearly identified.
  • After use, store your respirator in a labeled paper bag to allow the respirator to dry and avoid contamination between uses. Utilize paper bags folded over and sealed with tape, dispose of bags after one use.
  • Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching or adjusting the respirator as necessary for comfort or to maintain fit.
  • Avoid touching the inside of the respirator. If inadvertent contact is made with the inside of the respirator, dispose of the respirator, perform hand hygiene as described above.

High hazard particulates, biological agents and unknowns should not follow extended/limited reuse practices of N95 respirators.   

References

  1. Beckman, S., B. Materna, S. Goldmacher, J. Zipprich, M. D’Alessandro, D. Novak et al.: Evaluation of respiratory protection programs and practices in California hospitals during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control 41(11): 1024-1031 (2013).
  2. Hines, L., E. Rees, and N. Pavelchak: Respiratory protection policies and practices among the health care workforce exposed to influenza in New York State: Evaluating emergency preparedness for the next pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control (2014).
  3. CDC: “Questions and Answers Regarding Respiratory Protection For Preventing 2009 H1N1 Influenza Among Healthcare Personnel” [Online] Available at , 2010).
  4. Rebmann, T., S. Alexander, T. Cain, B. Citarella, M. Cloughessy, and B. Coll “APIC position paper: extending the use and/or reusing respiratory protection in healthcare settings during disasters.” [Online] Available at , 2009).
  5. IOM: Reusability of facemasks during an influenza pandemic: facing the flu. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2006.
  6. CDC: “Sequence for donning personal protective equipment PPE/Sequence for removing personal protective equipment.” [Online] Available at

Please visit the CDC website for more information.

 

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