Please TAKE 3 minutes as you meet with your classes this term and indicate:
How you will be Notified in an emergency.
Where you would Evacuate.
Where you would Shelter in Place.
Notifying your class:
If you are signed up for UVA Alerts, you will receive notification via a SMS text message or e-mail. If you have not signed up,you can sign up now.
Alertus Desktop Notification software has been installed on all classroom computers; if on, it will override any program you may be in and the alert will be displayed. We encourage you to download Alertus to your personal computer/laptop.
If in an auditorium with an LED clock display, you will receive the alert over that device.
If you have none of these notification tools, ask two persons (a primary and a back-up) who have UVA Alerts to monitor their messages and report an alert at once.
Leave using the nearest exit or an alternate if nearest exit is not accessible.
Never use an elevator.
Take personal belongings (keys, purse, wallet, phone, etc.) but do not delay your exit in doing so.
If applicable, follow procedures to secure hazardous materials or equipment before leaving.
Once outside, go to the designated assembly area. Designated evacuation sites can be found at this web site.
If unable to exit, move to a predetermined area of refuge.
Shelter in Place:
Evaluate the situation and choose the most appropriate shelter location, for example:
Severe weather/earthquake: lowest interior space away from windows.
Violence: secure, enclosed space, behind solid objects and away from door.
If applicable, follow procedures to secure hazardous materials or equipment before proceeding to predetermined shelter area.
Move to shelter, and take personal items if space allows.
Remain sheltered until instructed it is safe to leave.
If safe to do so, monitor news sites for the latest information.