On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 California State University Long Beach will be conducting a campus wide Shelter-in-Place Drill. This will be a discussion based drill and no evacuation or barricading will take place. Please download the document found on this page to facilitate the discussion during the drill. Your sincere efforts help prepare our community to be ready for future incidents is of the utmost importance. The information on this page will help you understand what Shelter In Place means, what to expect the day of the drill and, most importantly, what to do in the event the order is given.
It is critical to understand that not every scenario or situation can be covered. It is impossible to know the best course of action during these types of dynamic and evolving events. This drill is meant to educate our community on some of the principles of a Shelter-in-Place order.
The following section describes what to expect the day of the drill and the action steps to take once it begins.
Download the drill document to facilitate the discussion during the drill.
This drill is a DISCUSSION based drill only.
At approximately 10:00am a BeachALERT Emergency Notification Message will go out announcing the start of the drill.
Between 10:00am and 10:20am there will be time to discuss Shelter-in-Place procedures and review three scenarios on the attached document. Faculty are expected to review it with their students and managers with their staff. Students not in class should review the document during the drill
There will be NO EVACUATION during this drill. Please DO NOT LOCK DOORS or BARRICADE DOORS during the drill.
If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about this drill please contact the campus Emergency Manager at Lauren.Greenwald@csulb.edu
In the event of conditions that make being outside hazardous and potentially life threatening, take the following actions if a Shelter-in-Place order is given for a Severe Weather or Hazardous Materials incident:
The nature of the threat and your proximity to the event may change your best course of action. Please use the following instructions as a guide on what to do
The details of the threat will dictate the best response. YOU must determine if the best course of action is to run, to hide, or to fight.
A Shelter-in-Place order, as its name suggests, requires everyone to stay put inside a building. The order is given when officials have determined that conditions are present that may cause harm to those either outside or in open areas and that seeking safe shelter is recommended. The nature of the threat and your proximity to the event may change your best course of action. Shelter in place means to take shelter in the place you are located. You may be asked to shelter in place if the following events occur:
The appropriate response depends upon the nature of the threat.
You will be notified of a Shelter-in-Place order via our BeachALERT Emergency Notification System. The nature of the event will be given along with the Shelter-in-Place order. It is important that your information is up to date in order to receive the message. Please go to my.csulb.edu to update your contact information. If visitors or others around you are unaware of the message, it is important that you communicate to them the message so they may take appropriate actions.
In the event of any emergency or natural disaster, information concerning the status of California State University, Long Beach will be available to students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members through the following:
In case of a major university-wide emergency, recorded information will be provided and regularly updated at this number.
Recorded Information concerning the university's status will be available for employees, students, parents, and community members.
In addition to campus status, additional information pertinent to faculty and staff will be recorded on the Voice mail System. To access the system, dial (562) 985-1234.
In addition to campus status, information concerning students living in the residence halls will be available at this number.
Pre-recorded information concerning the status of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center will be available at this number. In the event of a campus closure during the center's hours of operation parents will be notified directly. The Center's main telephone number, (562) 985-5333 will remain open for parent call until all children have been picked up.
Parents with children in the Child and Family Center operated by the Department of Family and Consumer Services should call the center directly for information.