What are the current COVID protocols?
Purdue has finalized COVID guidelines for summer conferences for adults. which can be found here. Please scroll down to the section “Summer 2022 COVID Guidance for Camps and Conferences involving Minors and Adults”, then scroll to the adults section. Please read this guidance and follow it. If you are staying overnight in the residence halls you are expected to complete a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before check-in, regardless of vaccination status. You will be asked to sign an attestation form confirming completion of the test, negative result, and no current presence of symptoms at check-in. The attestation form can be downloaded here (scroll all the way to the bottom). Bring the form to your check-in. Completing the test is an individual responsibility and will help to minimize disruptions due to isolation, quarantine, or exposure.
What if I am uncomfortable interacting with conference attendees?
The conference will use a red, yellow, and green dot system to indicate your level of comfort and preference with meeting and greeting. Dots (stickers) will be available at registration.
Do I need to bring a COVID test with me?
Yes. As you pack for the conference we suggest that you bring one in case you become symptomatic.
Where can I obtain free at-home COVID tests?
Free at-home COVID-19 tests can be ordered here.
What if I become symptomatic?
Follow the COVID guidelines for summer conferences for adults that can be found here. Please scroll down to the section “Summer 2022 COVID Guidance for Camps and Conferences involving Minors and Adults”, then scroll to the adults section. If you become symptomatic (2 or more symptoms) then you are expected to leave campus within 12 hours. If you cannot leave campus, you may isolate in place (single rooms only) until travel arrangements are made. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you become symptomatic and cannot leave campus within 12 hours.