At this time, Indiana University Fort Wayne is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is actively working to align our efforts for the 2020-2021 academic year and campus operations with our campus partner Purdue University Fort Wayne.
The safety and well-being of all IU Fort Wayne students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. We are following a methodical and deliberate approach in developing our plans for the new academic year and are relying on the best health and safety guidance available.
IU Fort Wayne will continue to thoroughly and comprehensively implement essential policies and procedures for campus regarding cleaning protocols, room capacities, distancing, personal responsibilities, and research in labs and shared spaces.
These guidelines will continue to evolve along with best practices, and the exact advice for the Fall Semester will be finalized closer to its start. But these can be expected to include the use of masks, continued social distancing, quarantining where necessary, reduced class sizes, modified food service and regular personal symptom checking.
We also fully recognize, as the CDC states, that some members of the IU Fort Wayne community may be at greater risk, and we are putting in place procedures for adjusting duties and expectations where needed and feasible.
We are setting our plans in the most extraordinary of times, and we will, of course, continue to adapt to new developments as they happen. More specific details will be coming in the next few weeks.