What to do in the event of ...
- Fire / Fire Alarm
- Bomb Threat
- Tornado / Severe Weather
- Evacuation / Shelter in Place
- Suspicious Letter / Package / Substance
- Civil Disorder / Riot
- Gas Leak / Odor
- Utility (power) Outage
- Threat Level Red
- Medical Emergency
- Chemical Emergency
- Radiation Emergency
How to safeguard yourself and the University ...
- In An Emergency
- Be Aware, Be Alert
- Be Secure
- Plan Ahead, Be Prepared
- Miscellaneous Questions and Answers
Hospital Emergency Codes
- Emergency Operations Plan
- Code RED -- Fire
- Code GRAY -- Tornado or severe weather
- Code BLACK -- Bomb or bomb threat
- Code ORANGE -- Hazardous chemical, biological, or radioactive incident
- Code BLUE -- Medical Emergency
- Code WHITE -- Snow or weather emergency
- Code YELLOW -- Disaster, either internal or external
- Code GREEN -- Building evacuation
- Code BROWN -- Missing adult patient
- Code ADAM -- Missing or abducted child
- Code COPPER -- Communication Involving Utility Failure
- Code VIOLET -- Violent Situation
The University has several plans in place to address the potential of the national terrorist threat level being raised to Red, or Extreme Risk.
During Instructional Times:
Ifthe nation’s threat level is elevated to red during class instructional times (between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.), the University will set and announce a specific time after which classes and activities will be cancelled for at least the remainder of that calendar day.
The announcement will be made via e-mail and telephone contact to supervisors. With the cancellation of classes students and faculty will be excused. Faculty are not expected to report or remain at work after classes have been officially cancelled; however, certain faculty members may be contacted based upon their expertise to handle specific laboratory or other special needs on campus.
While classes will be cancelled, all other operations (e.g., clerical, technical, maintenance and other support functions) will continue until the University’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) assesses the situation.
Until such time as announced by the President that the University is closing, normal non-classroom operations will continue during that day. Non-faculty staff will be advised through their supervisors or department chairs if, or when, they are relieved from duty for their regularly scheduled workday. If the University closes, staff deemed essential for University operations will be told by their supervisors if they are required to remain at work.
Outside of Instructional Times:
Ifthe threat level is upgraded to red outside of instructional times (e.g., before 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m.) classes will be cancelled for at least that day (if elevated before 8 a.m.) or for at least the next calendar day.
Students will be excused and faculty will not be expected to report for work (except for faculty contacted to handle specific laboratory or special needs). The University’s non-classroom operations will be closed except for those employees considered essential for operations.
Essential staff will be advised by their supervisors of their status in advance (e.g., police officers, police dispatchers, stationary engineers) or will be contacted by their supervisors and advised if they are required to report for work given the circumstances.
After the Threat Level has been Elevated:
Ifthe University closes, the closing announcement will indicate the date the University plans to re-open. All faculty and staff whose workday begins after 12:01 a.m. on the specified date the University re-opens are expected to report to work at their regularly scheduled times (e.g., custodial shifts beginning at 4 a.m., maintenance/plant operations shifts beginning at 6:30 a.m., office staff beginning at 8:15 a.m.).
Non-essential staff positions whose start up time falls before 12:01 a.m. on the date the University is scheduled to re-open and ends after 12:01 a.m. on the date the University re-opens would not be required to report to work until their regular shift start time on the date the University re-opens (e.g., a non-essential third shift employee scheduled to report to work at 11 p.m. on a day the University is closed would not report to work until the next day at 11 p.m. when the University re-opens).
Essential employees would be required to work as directed by their supervisors.
Inany event, if the University closes faculty and staff should monitor local media, the University website (www.utoledo.edu) or the University’s closing information line (419.530.7669) for details on changes in operations.
What you should do if UT “goes red”
- Please display your University ID at all times using a card holder.
- Keep ready access to your medicines and phone numbers.
- Understand that cancellations, disruptions, and delays in normal University operations will happen. Please plan activities and events accordingly.
- Remain vigilant, follow media reports closely, and be alert for communication from the University.