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    Emergency Management

    UVA's Office of Emergency Management facilitates preparedness activities, organizes and coordinates the University’s response and recovery efforts, and maintains mitigation strategies based on the hazards that make us most vulnerable.

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Practice Makes Perfect

The University's spring semester test of its Emergency Notification System sent more than 140k emails and 42k texts, as well as notifications to @UVA_EM and @UVAPolice, digital screens across Grounds, desktop popups, and the Siren and Public Address System. Did you get a text? If not, update your UVA Alerts account. Students and employees can add mobile numbers and emails for family members or friends.

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LONG BEFORE THE FIRST FLAKE FALLS, WE'RE PREPARED

Before the first flake falls, a team of University officials closely monitors developing weather conditions. Although many of UVA's services are currently delivered remotely and many employees work off-site, the team is working as usual this winter to determine when changes to operations on the Grounds are necessary.

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Read the new student safety guide.

New Student Safety Guide

The University provides many resources to empower students to take responsibility for their own safety. From late night transportation; to confidential tools to report crimes, harassment, or intimidation; to training classes in fire safety and self defense, UVA helps students look out for themselves and each other.

The University does not take disciplinary action against students who help others get medical attention for emergencies like alcohol poisoning or drug overdose. For signs of alcohol poisoning and other safety tips read the new student safety guide.

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Get UVA Alerts

To receive emergency text alerts, students, faculty and staff should add mobile phone numbers to their UVA Alerts account. All members of the University community with a valid UVA email are automatically enrolled to receive emergency emails; they can add emails of family/contacts. UVA members can receive desktop pop-up alerts by installing Alertus.   Everyone can receive alert notifications by downloading the safety app LiveSafe®(set location services always on).              

Text/Email Alerts

Desktop Alerts

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