Around 300 employees and students from the Purdue University are facing disciplinary action due to noncompliance with the mandatory testing for coronavirus. In the West Lafayette campus, 84 students have already been notified and warned twice about their failure to comply with the university’s mandatory surveillance testing. According to Purdue officials, if they will continue to ignore the warning after the third notification, they will also face disciplinary action that leads to suspension from Purdue University.
About Purdue University’s Mandatory Testing Policy
It should be noted that Purdue University chose to incentivize vaccination but requires only mandatory surveillance, Unlike other universities in Indiana that require both students and employees to getting vaccinated,
Purdue University encourages students to get vaccinated by automatically entering their name in a tuition lottery once they submit their proof of vaccination.
Although university staff and students are not required to get vaccinated, they however, must submit themselves to regular COVID-19 testing. Otherwise, the university will be constrained to impose disciplinary action.
As it is, about 210 Purdue University employees have received an initial written warning for not getting tested, and they might face disciplinary action that can lead to termination if after the third notice they still refuse to get tested .
Nevertheless, university records show that 82% of the West Lafayette campus’ 55,000 employees and students have provided proof of vaccination.