Emergency Info: Shelter in Place
In some emergency situations, such as extreme weather, release of hazardous materials, or an intruder, emergency responders may order protective actions for persons who live or work on campus. Typically, these protective actions are to evacuate to a safer area or to shelter in place. This plan describes the general procedures to be followed when Shelter-in-Place is required in response to a major campus emergency. Shelter-in-Place is the action of seeking immediate shelter indoors at the location where you are when shelter-in-place is activated. When such actions are warranted, you will be appropriately advised by; police, fire, safety or university officials via emergency notification messaging, University website, local radio and television stations, or other appropriate means, if safe to do so.
Steps to Shelter-in-Place:
Remain in the location where you are unless you are instructed to do otherwise.
Close all doors and windows (and lock if possible).
Close window shades, blinds, or curtains.
When possible turn off air conditioning/heating unit.
Silence all audio equipment and cell phones.
Wait for “all clear.”