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Purdue to make masks optional Friday in many indoor spaces

February 16, 2022 GMT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Beginning Friday, Purdue University will make face masks optional in many indoor settings on its main campus in the West Lafayette, the school announced Wednesday.

The new policy does not apply to instructional, research and health care settings or where contractually required, the university said.

Purdue sporting events will be among the indoor spaces where masks will be considered optional, it said.

Purdue cited dropping coronavirus cases numbers and low severity for the policy change.