A Shelter-in-Place action is taken when there is a real or perceived threat to a building and there is a need for community members to secure themselves until the danger has passed. Members of the campus community will be notified of taking Shelter-in-Place via the UArts Alert system, which includes email, Portal alert and text message (if opted in), as well as via intercom system in the buildings.
During a Shelter-in-Place exercise, all members of the community are instructed to:
- Secure themselves in their current location
- Turn off lights to the room
- Lock doors
- Stay away from windows
- Turn cell phones on silent or vibrate
- Await further instructions from the University by monitoring UArts Alert, homepage and/or email
Once it is safe, an all-clear message will be given for people to return their regular activities or to exit the building.