Campus Emergency Notification System

How are mass notification emergency systems structured, activated and tested? This page, established by the Oregon Health & Science University, discusses the issues surrounding implementation of such a system.

It defines situations such as: When and how the system can be activated; how student and other contact information is accessed; and how privacy concerns are addressed.

The site also provides a template for alert messages, including what details must be included, such as location, action and where to find additional information.

Annual tests of the system are mandated, with guidelines for additional tests that may be conducted as part of a drill or exercise.

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