Dear Yale Community,
We will be conducting a regular test of our emergency communication systems after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. We will send text and voice messages to the Yale ALERT cell phone number that you provided through Workday (staff and faculty) or WebSIS (students) and a voice message to your home phone. You will receive an email through your Yale email account. In addition, we will be broadcasting test messages through interior fire alarm speakers and exterior blue phone speakers. We appreciate your patience and hope that the brief testing is not unduly disruptive.
Yale contractors, visitors, neighbors, families, and others can now sign up for Yale ALERT. Text “Join Yale_Alert” to 30890 or go to the Yale ALERT website and follow the directions provided.
In the event of an emergency on campus, it is important for you to be prepared and know how to respond to information provided to you through Yale ALERT. Depending on the situation, you may receive instructions to evacuate or to shelter in place. Shelter in place generally means finding a safe location indoors and staying there. Instructions may vary depending on the situation, the location of the emergency on campus, and information available from law enforcement and others. As a reminder, an informational video that outlines how to respond to an active shooter situation on campus is available on the Emergency Management website: http://emergency.yale.edu/be-prepared/active-shooterweapon
Guidance for classroom preparedness is available at: http://emergency.yale.edu/be-prepared/classroom-preparedness and for research laboratories at: http://emergency.yale.edu/be-prepared/laboratory-preparedness
The University uses Yale ALERT to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Yale ALERT is ONLY for campus emergencies and not for routine announcements. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date in Workday or the Student Information System. Detailed instructions for updating are at http://emergency.yale.edu/stay-informed/yale-alert. Updating your information will help ensure that, in the event of an emergency, we can reach you through Yale ALERT. Additional information about preparing for an emergency is also on http://emergency.yale.edu.
You can also download Yale’s public safety app, Bulldog Mobile, powered by LiveSafe. The app allows you to report incidents, connect directly to the Yale Police and 911, use the safe walk feature, and more. Download it for free at:
Download LiveSafe for iPhone
Download LiveSafe for ANDROID
Sincerely, Maria L. Bouffard
Director, Emergency Management