Shelter-In-Place Emergency Procedures
Some types of outdoor or off-campus incidents may make evacuation more dangerous than staying indoors. Leaving the area might take too long or put you in harm’s way. In such a case it may be safer for you to stay indoors than to go outside.
“Shelter in place” means to make a shelter out of the place you are in. Shelter in place announcements are different than “take shelter” messages that may be associated with tornado warnings.
“Shelter-in-place” announcements may be made by any combination of messages via the Outdoor Warning System, cell-phone alerts, the C.A.L.V.E.S. system, television/radio broadcasts, by telephone, or e-mail.
If you hear or read an announcement to “shelter in place”: