Update on Extension Events

By: Jason Henderson, Senior Associate Dean, Director of Purdue Extension

Extension Colleagues:

Due to the dynamic nature of recent events, additional restrictions on Extension events are being implemented. Per guidance from Dean Plaut and consistent with yesterday’s messaging from Provost Akridge.


  • All face-to-face events are canceled or postponed through April 6. Faculty, specialists and educators should be planning alternate ways to deliver programs and learning events.
  • As a reminder, all events with more than 50 attendees are cancelled or postponed through May 2, per university guidelines.
  • The decision to resume face-to-face event with less than 50 attendees will be made by Monday, March 30. If we do decide to resume face-to-face events with less than 50 attendees, events would start on Monday, April 6.

This Monday, at 2 p.m. on March 16, I will be offering a live Zoom meeting for all Purdue Extension colleagues, addressing how the University’s guidelines for travel and events impact Extension, as well as any additional updates that become available. Here is the link to join the meeting.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://purdueextension.zoom.us/j/301205774

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +16468769923,,301205774#  or +16699006833,,301205774# Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 301 205 774
International numbers available: https://purdueextension.zoom.us/u/acXlU82CTa

County Educators: Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, I would recommend staff take their laptops home, just in case new information is released. Given emerging information on school closures, I will send another announcement later this afternoon regarding remote working arrangements for county Educators, which is typically not approved.

The hallmark of Extension is our resilience in the face of difficult times. I appreciate your patience and understanding, as this is an unprecedented and dynamic situation, with updates and information forthcoming.


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