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"Safety is Everyone's Job"
Tornadoes can occur in any part of Virginia and at any time of year. That's why UVA participated in the state tornado drill on March 19. As part of the drill and test of its Alert system, UVA sent
- 23,205 text messages to UVA Alert subscribers
- 64,008 emails to active students and employees with a valid UVA account
- 88 displays to LED screens in classrooms
- 11,500 desktop displays in academic division and to all desktops in the Health System
- Twitter feed to @uvasafety and @uvapolice
When Hearts are More than Valentines
In February Valentine's hearts are everywhere, but the most important hearts are the ones we cannot see. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but UVA wants to decrease deaths on our Grounds through one of the most extensive higher ed public access defibrillation (AED) programs in the country. Locate your nearest AED at work and take a refresher on hands-only CPR. Be ready in case someone's heart suddenly relies on your hands.More...
Keeping Norovirus at Bay
The Department of Student Health & Wellness at UVA has confirmed cases of norovirus in our student population. Cases have also been confirmed in other areas of the Commonwealth. Because norovirus is highly contagious, students and employees are encouraged to take protective measures against the illness, and to stay home if sick with norovirus symptoms. The most effective protection is frequent hand-washing with soap and water. Hand sanitizers are not a substitute for washing hands as sanitizers do not remove norovirus particles.More...
Sign up for UVA Alerts
The University notifies registered users of an imminent threat via text message, email, and desktop alerts. UVA students and staff are eligible to register for these accounts.