Shelter-in-Place Procedure

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Shelter-in-Place Procedure

A Shelter-in-Place order could be triggered by release of a chemical, biological or radiological substance into the environment.

If you are told to Shelter-in-Place, immediately do the following:

  • Bring everyone into the building or room.
  • Shut and lock the door(s).
  • Ask students and visitors to stay, not leave.
  • Unless there is an imminent threat, ask everyone to call or text their emergency contact to let them know where they are and that they are safe.
  • If possible, change outgoing telephone messages to say that the college is currently closed, and employees, students and visitors are remaining on campus until authorities advise it is safe to leave.
  • Check to ensure that all windows, exterior doors, and other openings to the outside are closed.
  • Close window shades, blinds or curtains.
  • Choose an interior room or rooms large enough to comfortably hold everyone in the immediate area. Avoid rooms with mechanical equipment such as ventilation pipes.
  • If possible, select a room that contains a land-line telephone.
  • Use duct tape and plastic sheeting if available to seal all cracks around the door(s) and any vents into the room.
  • Write down the names of everyone in the room in case you are asked to report it.
  • Monitor emergency communication channels (LCC website, Twitter Alert, FlashAlert, radio, television, etc.) for further instructions.
  • Do not come out until you are told it is safe to do so.
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