News Releases for Emergency Preparedness
September 1, 2010 — Emergency Management and Continuity has a new Facebook site to add to our toolbox of ways to get preparedness and response information to you. "Like" our page to receive updates about current departmental activities, emergency situation updates, and valuable preparedness information. If you are a student, faculty or staff member, parent, or interested person, we welcome you! Click here to join us.Full story
July 28, 2010 —
Emergencies can be a scary and stressful time, especially for pregnant women or women with infants or children. Though you may feel it is impossible to be ready for unexpected events, being prepared can help you avoid stress and put you in a better position to handle emergencies. If you are pregnant or someone with infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster. This fact sheet will help you prepare for emergency birth, prepare for an emergency or disaster, evacuate, stay in a shelter or place other than your home, be prepared during and just after a disaster, and recover after a disaster. For more CDC information on this topic, click here.
July 7, 2010 — The Business SPEA building on the IUPUI campus is being evacuated due to elevated levels of a chemical in the building. Follow emergency responders' directions. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.Full story
July 6, 2010 — Take action to protect yourself and others during the summer heat! The American Red Cross has some good information on protecting yourself and others during a heat wave: http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/HeatWave.pdf .Full story
June 28, 2010 — IU has created a new system-wide structure that is now one of the most comprehensive and integrated emergency management and business continuity organizations nationwide! Under the new University Director there will be three Directors - for IUPUI, IUB, and the Regional campuses. Check it out: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/14810.htmlFull story
March 9, 2010 —
In anticipation of next week's Spring Break, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) sent a letter to colleges and universities, encouraging students, faculty, and staff to take precautions against the flu.
Excerpt from Letter:
Recently, several colleges and universities have reported increased influenza activity on their campuses. Flu activity is difficult to predict, but experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expect that flu activity - caused by 2009 H1N1 or seasonal flu viruses - will continue for weeks, and parts of the world may even see big outbreaks.
This season the 2009 H1N1 virus has hit young adults especially hard in terms of illness, as most young people do not have immunity to the virus. For these reasons, the CDC and the American College Health Association (ACHA) continue to encourage all students, faculty and staff at universities and colleges to protect themselves against 2009 H1N1 by getting vaccinated.
In addition to getting vaccinated, you can also take the following steps to help protect you from getting or spreading the flu and other illnesses while you're on break:
January 7, 2010 — Weather conditions are worsening, and although the campus remains open for business, supervisors are encouraged to allow non-critical personnel to leave early. To ease traffic flow off campus, a phased evening exit is being recommended. With supervisory approval, employees who work in buildings south of Michigan Street may begin leaving campus at 2:30 p.m. Employees who work in buildings north of Michigan Street may begin leaving campus at 3:00 p.m. Critical personnel including but not limited to those who must address the weather situation (snow removal, traffic, etc.) are not permitted to leave unless specifically authorized by their supervisors.Full story
August 3, 2009 —
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April 28, 2009 — A student from Notre Dame University became Indiana's first (and hopefully only) case of North American Influenza A, and one of 64 incidences nationwide. As a fellow university in Indiana, IUPUI is leaning forward and ensuring that plans are in place to protect all members of the IUPUI community if the North American flu virus (formerly called swine flu) outbreak becomes a pandemic. More information is included in the JagNews special edition that was distributed via e-mail today.Full story