As part of Temple’s emergency communication and timely warning policy (04.61.01) and protocol, the university conducted a test of its emergency notification system today, beginning at 10:00am. The test included activation of the TUsiren, accompanied by a TUalert message. As part of the TUsiren test, a text and voice message was sent to all cell phones registered to receive TUalert, and an email was sent to all Temple email accounts.
This was a test of the emergency notification system, no action was required.
In the event of a real TUsiren activation, you should shelter-in-place. Shelter-in-place means to seek immediate shelter and remain there during an emergency rather than evacuate the area. Shelter-in-place will only be used when an evacuation is not safe. Certain events, such as hazardous materials contamination or severe weather, may necessitate the initiation of the university’s shelter-in-place protocol. Notification to shelter-in-place may be made using all means of communication available.
If you are registered for TUalert, and did not receive a text message as part of this test, please take a moment to confirm your contact information in self-service banner, through TUportal. Contact information for TUalert is updated daily. If you registered, or made changes to your contact information within the last 24 hours, the changes will be updated in the system during the next upload,and would not be included in today’s test.
If you are not registered for TUalert, please take a moment to register today. For additional information on how to register for TUalert, please visit www.temple.edu/tuready.