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Preparations for August 10-12

Members of the University Community,

With the one-year anniversary of the violence last August approaching, we write to provide an update regarding the University’s safety and emergency preparedness efforts for the weekend of August 10. The region is anticipating individuals gathering in Charlottesville, and several community groups are holding events throughout the weekend.

University officials have been meeting regularly with their counterparts at the state and local levels, including law enforcement, first responders and emergency management.

The Regional Emergency Operations Center will be activated throughout the weekend of August 10-12. Public safety representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, University of Virginia Police, and Virginia State Police will be working together to coordinate safety and emergency management efforts. The University’s Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) will also be activated that weekend. At this time, there is no information that indicates there will be planned demonstrations on Grounds.

The City of Charlottesville will host a public forum to discuss preparedness efforts on Thursday, July 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. The forum will be livestreamed on Facebook and recorded for re-broadcast on local Channel 10.

The city has launched a dedicated website, https://www.charlottesville.org/resilientcville, with important resources and other information regarding the anniversary. The website includes Frequently Asked Questions on community safety and preparedness and what to expect that weekend. We encourage every member of the University community to visit this website.

We will continue to provide additional community updates as the anniversary approaches. The safety and well-being of every member of the University community remains our top priority.

 

Patrick D. Hogan

Executive Vice President and COO

 

Gloria S. Graham

Associate Vice President for Safety and Security