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Shelter in Place

  • When shelter-in-place notification is received over PA system, shut and lock all doors.
  • Stay away from doors and windows.
  • Turn off lights, if safe to do so.
  • Take shelter in closet, under desk or other appropriate area.
  • Do NOT call Campus Security, this will tie up phone lines. Campus Security or the police department may call your room with additional information and instructions, if appropriate.
  • Wait for any instructions from emergency responders.
  • Do not exit room until given notice by Campus Security or the police department.
  • Assist disabled persons in getting to a safe shelter-in-place location, if necessary.
    • ASK someone with a disability how you can help BEFORE giving assistance. Ask how they can best be assisted and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with them.
    • Get the attention of a person with a hearing disability by touch and eye contact. Clearly state the problem. Gestures and pointing are helpful, but be prepared to write a brief statement if the person does not seem to understand.
    • Offer visual instructions to a person with a hearing disability to advise of the safest route or direction.
  • Follow instructions from FIT and/or emergency officials.