Guide to Emergency Preparedness: Shelter-in-Place
A shelter-in-place situation means there may be a dangerous contaminant released into the air. If a shelter-in-place is announced, all students and employees should stay inside.
What To Do
- Tell others to enter the nearest building and stay.
- Shut and lock the door, if possible.
- Close all windows, shades, blinds, or curtains.
- Gather available disaster supplies.
- If available, use duct tape and plastic sheeting to seal all cracks around the door(s) and any air vents.
- Write down the name of everyone in the room.
- Ask everyone to call or text their emergency contact and let them know they are safe.
- Shelter-in-place until you are told that it is safe to leave.