Hudd Issues Guidelines on
Possible Anthrax Threats
"As you are no doubt aware, there have been numerous reports of suspicious letters and/or packages statewide, including several at the Storrs campus.
"To date there are no confirmed cases of any bio/hazardous material being found in our community or anywhere in the state. While all are advised to be alert to anything suspicious, be assured that response procedures are in place to effectively handle all situations.
"The UConn Fire Department maintains a Special Hazards Team and fully equipped emergency mobile response unit. All Fire Department personnel are trained to handle all aspects of managing hazardous materials incidents. This team has been in existence for many years and will properly respond to, assess, and react to all incidents.
"The UConn Police are equipped to handle first responder duties and coordinate with the State Police Emergency Services Unit.
"The Detective Division of the UConn Police Department is responsible for follow-up investigations into incidents and several investigations are currently ongoing. They also maintain ongoing dialogue with the FBI.
"In cooperation with UConn Mail Services, Connecticut State Police, and the U.S. Postal Service, the following are guidelines, factors to consider in determining if a package or letter should be considered suspicious:
"If you receive a letter or package and some or all of the indicators that are listed above are present and you feel that it is suspicious, you should:
"An appropriate response will be directed to every call. This may involve UConn Fire or Police personnel or both. Any additional assistance, if needed, will be directed by the Fire or Police Commander on the scene.