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When a shelter-in-place order has been issued, it means that conditions are such that is safer to be inside your office / classroom / room. A shelter-in-place order may be given for a hazardous materials incident or a sustained police action. A shelter-in-place order will be issued by the University Police or other competent authority, based on the nature of the crisis.

When a shelter-in-place order has been issued, you should:

  1. Remain calm
  2. Select a small, interior room with few or no windows.
  3. If not assigned to a room, go to the nearest room where you can secure yourself.
  4. Close and lock windows and doors leading to adjacent areas
  5. Barricade doors if possible.
  6. If the emergency is due to hazardous material:
    1. Turn off all fans, heating, and air-conditioning units.
    2. If directed, use duct tape and plastic sheeting to seal all cracks around the door and any vents in the room.
  7. Keep quiet and silence cell phones (maintain on vibrate)
  8. Remain out of view from any interior windows or block the view through the window.
  9. Wait for further instructions from the University Police or other campus authorities.

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