Updated Mask Protocol for PNW

August 2, 2021

A PNW student wears a mask in the classroom

Updated Mask Protocols

Effective Tuesday, Aug. 3, face masks will again be required in all indoor spaces for everyone on the Purdue University Northwest campuses, including students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The full PNW face covering protocol is available online.

This updated guidance follows CDC recommendations for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Within the past week, Lake and La Porte counties both have been identified by the CDC as areas of substantial transmission. Support for this CDC recommendation is an important step to prevent illness and save lives.

Ordering PPE and Plexiglass

Please use the procurement link to order PPE for the upcoming Fall semester.

Order PPE

If you need to request plexiglass to be installed or taken down, please use the following PNW Fix It link.

Request Plexiglass Services

Concerns Survey

A feedback survey is available on the PNW website and can be used to ask any and all COVID-related questions.  For example, you can use the survey for:

  • Asking a COVID-19 related question
  • Expressing a concern about a COVID-19 protocol not being followed on campus
  • Providing feedback about a COVID-19 response
  • Alerting the task force about the need for additional signage concerning protocols
  • Communicating you have been exposed or possibly exposed to COVID-19

For guidance on how to report a Positive COVID-19 Test Result please click here

More information regarding the safe return for Fall Semester will be sent out soon.

A student wears a PNW mask and Power Onward shirt in PNW's Student Union and Library Building.

PNW and COVID-19

See the latest updates on PNW’s COVID-19 guidelines and response plan.


See PNW's COVID-19 Guidelines