"SHELTER-IN-PLACE" vs "LOCK-DOWN"
Know the difference and use the proper procedure!
LOCK-DOWN protects staff/students from a HUMAN threat. Buildings are secured, and everyone hides to avoid detection.
SHELTER-IN-PLACE protects from an ENVIRONMENTAL threat. Buildings do not need to be locked. Students and staff may move about, but must remain indoors!
Remember - If threat is from contaminated outside air, it is imperative to keep that air out of buildings:
- Doors and windows must be kept closed.
- HVAC systems must be shut down.
The degree to which a “Lock-Down” is implemented will depend on the threat. Immediate on-site threats will require all actions described above.
Threats from off-site activities, such as a nearby Police action, may require only that exterior doors be secured, lookouts posted, and that all staff remain indoors until Police announce that it is safe to resume normal activity.
The College Incident Commander will be responsible for determining when it is safe to implement something other than a full “Lock-Down” and shall advise staff accordingly.
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