Workers install a sign above Columbia Street reading 'Mask Up, Boiler Up' before Mackey Arena's first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games start, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Lafayette. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
Workers install a sign above Columbia Street reading 'Mask Up, Boiler Up' before Mackey Arena's first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games start, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Lafayette. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
WEST LAFAYETTE — Relatively speaking, a handful of Purdue students – 84 individuals – face disciplinary action for failing to comply twice with the university's mandatory COVID-19 test, according to a statement from Purdue.

Through Purdue's own vaccination statistics and the Journal & Courier's reporting, the majority of students and staff at Purdue are complying with its mask and COVID-19 testing mandates. However, that is apparently not true for every student and staff member.

According to a release from Purdue, 84 students are receiving disciplinary action for uncooperative behavior in regards to COVID-19 surveillance testing after an initial warning.

During the first week of testing, over 700 students were found to be out of compliance. Continuous communication between these students and the university resulted in the vast majority of those students updating their required vaccine documentation or submitting their required COVID-19 test.

To those 84 who have failed to comply with the university's standards twice now, a pending third infringement will result in suspension.

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