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POTENTIAL POWER OUTAGES GUIDELINES

Classes

  • If the air conditioning is out for more than 30 minutes, it is suggested that the classes be cancelled.
  • After power is back on, in most cases, classes could resume after 1 hour. This is dependent upon the time of day and the length of time of the power outage. Later in the day and a longer outage will require more time to cool off the rooms.

Computers

  • Phones will last for 30 minutes (based on the UPS connected to the network switch in each building).
  • Computers should be shut down and turned off.
  • Other equipment can stay plugged in.

Staff

  • Staff will have access to phones for 30 minutes but not to computers.
  • Campus wireless access will also last for about 30 minutes. If the mobile device has an independent wire-less/data plan, it will continue to work.
  • Lighting will be from windows and from emergency lighting which will vary from building to building.
  • Most bathroom facilities will have emergency lighting.
  • If power is out for more than 1 hour, Executive Cabinet makes call about sending non-essential staff home.

Child Development Center

  • After event occurs, it takes about 45 minutes for phone calls to be made to parents and for last child to be picked up.

DSPS

  • Many students use the Sun Bus and schedules may not coincide with above time line.
  • Access to appropriate bathroom facilities should be identified.

Elevators

  • Security will check elevators to ensure that no one is stuck.

Communication

  • Email will be sent to COD distribution list (staff and faculty) with all known information.
  • A&R will send email to students with all known information.
  • IT will have access to a computer to update our web pages with all known information.
  • When the Rave alert system in operational, text messages will be sent to students, faculty and staff.