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Alert system test April 14

- April 13, 2009


On Tuesday, April 14 at 12:20 p.m., the University will conduct a test of all components of the Alert Notification System.

This test will include sirens and code blue phones on the Storrs and Depot Campuses, text messages, e-mail, the alert banner system on University web pages, and voice mail and/or recorded messages on the emergency telephone line 860-486-3768.

After the test, faculty, staff, and students based at the Storrs campus will receive an e-mail with a link to a survey about the test. Feedback from this survey will be critical in evaluating the effectiveness of the Alert Notification System test.

Many components of the University’s Alert Notification System have been recently upgraded, as the University continues its work to ensure that the system is as effective as possible for communicating during an actual emergency.

Future tests of some or all of the components of the system will be conducted as necessary, with a full test occurring at least once each semester. Sirens, blue phones, and other message systems at the regional campuses will be tested on a future date.

Text messages are sent to all students, faculty, and staff at all campuses who have registered their cell phones. Those who have not yet done so may register their cell phone at any time at www.alert.uconn.edu. In order to be part of the April 14 test, cell phones must be registered no later than April 13 at midnight.

If an actual emergency occurs, information will be available at www.alert.uconn.edu




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