A “lockdown” will typically only be directed for a single building, and typically the scene of the crisis.  During a lockdown, entry to a facility should be prohibited until the situation requiring the procedure has been resolved by responding law enforcement personnel.

  1. Proceed to or remain in an office, classroom, conference room, or other area with a door.
  2. Lock the door if possible, use anything to barricade the door if not.
  3. Close blinds / curtains if possible.
  4. Stay low, crouch or sit down in areas that are out of sight from doors and windows.
  5. Turn off the ringer and vibrate modes on any mobile devices.
  6. Note the names of all present, including the names of any visitors, so they can be accounted for later.
  7. Turn off the lights and remain quiet and calm.
  8. Do not open the door for anyone.
  9. Faculty and staff will be contacted by phone, radio and/or e-mail, or the Department of Public Safety or other designated University personnel and will unlock the door to the room you are in to notify you that the incident is under control and that the emergency has passed.
  10. Remain in place until you receive an “all clear” of “resume normal activity” announcement on the Orange Alert system.
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