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Purdue University Warns of Disciplinary Action Over Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Testing

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Three weeks into the fall semester, Purdue University said it has warned or taken disciplinary action against about 300 students and employees who failed to comply with its COVID-19 surveillance testing policies. In a Sept. 10 news release, the Indiana-based public university said the vast majority of Purdue students are in compliance with its public health guidelines by either showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or participating in regular surveillance testing, which can be as frequent as every week. However, 84 students remain in non-compliance, despite two prior warnings. A third violation will result in suspension. Meanwhile, 214 Purdue employees have received an initial written warning that they are in non-compliance for failing to complete their required test. A staff member who is not compliant is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, the university warned. According to the university, as of Aug. 26, more than 80 …

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