The best protection for some emergencies will be “Shelter in Place.” Sheltering in place means to go indoors and minimize the amount of outside air that enters the building. This protective action will be recommended if an airborne hazard is moving too quickly to allow adequate time to evacuate.
If advised to shelter in place:
- Go indoors
- Close all doors and windows and any draperies or shades as well
- Cover your nose and mouth with damp cloth and cover exposed skin with jacket, sweater, or roll sleeves down
- Turn off all ventilation units that draw from the outside, i.e. HVAC systems
- Listen to your radio or television for further instructions
- Building Management will be in contact with authorities for status updates
The Building Management Office will notify tenants when it is safe to leave the building.