What does it mean to Shelter-in-Place?*
You may be instructed to shelter-in-place in the event of an active shooter, tornado, or hazardous materials release. If this occurs, students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be advised to shelter-in-place via GoldAlert. It means to choose a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking shelter there.
How do I shelter-in-place?
- Close and lock doors and windows
- Ask all students, personnel and visitors to stay for their safety.
- Turn off fans, air conditioning, and heating systems
- Choose an above-ground, interior room with no or few windows
- Use duct tape or plastic sheeting to seal door cracks and vents into the room
- Turn on a television or radio to keep up-to-date on emergency notifications
- You will be notified via outdoor siren and GoldAlert when it is safe to evacuate
- Do not leave before receiving instruction from emergency personnel
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Have at least three days of supplies to sustain yourself. Recommended items**:
- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Non-perishable food
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Radio & extra batteries
- Medications & items for unique needs
- Cash & some change
- Clothes & comfortable shoes
- Important documents
- Filter mask or cotton t-shirt
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags & plastic ties
- Plastic sheeting & duct tape
- Mobile device charger
Contact your family and friends to let them know you are safe.
*Adapted from NationalTerrorAlert.com
**Adapted from Ready.gov