Nov. 30, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 6

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    University develops an emergency weather plan for campus closures

    The University has recently adopted an Emergency Management Plan that will provide assistance in responding to events that could significantly disrupt operations.

    In the case of such events as severe weather, the University might decide to cancel classes and close administrative offices because travel would be too hazardous.

    In extreme weather, students and employees may find out from three sources if classes are cancelled: by checking the University’s Web site at http://www.uchicago.edu/, by calling (773) 834-SNOW or by listening for announcements on local radio and TV stations.

    The University will never close entirely. Certain functions such as the University’s research and clinical activities, the hospitals and residential housing facilities must continue regardless of the weather.

    Managers and supervisors have been instructed to identify and inform those employees who should report even if classes are canceled and offices are closed. If those employees cannot make it to work, they are required to call their managers.

    The Emergency Management Plan is on the Web at http://www.uchicago.edu/docs/emergency/plan.