EVCC3070: Emergency Campus Closure Advisory
Original Date: December 21, 1989
Policy Contact: VP of College Services
In the event of an emergency situation adversely affecting college operations, public health, or the well being and safety of students, faculty, or staff employees, the President may declare a temporary closure of any or all units of the institution. Emergency situations which might affect such a closure decision include, but are not limited to: severe weather conditions, natural disaster, fire or related hazard, and mechanical or equipment failure.
As a general policy, the College will limit any closure to those operations most directly affected by the emergency so as to preclude disruption to regular teaching and public service programs.
Any temporary closure decision will be declared by the President or his/her designee.
Notification of EvCC's closure will be made:
- On an opening screen of the EvCC website
- Sent via text message for subscribers (sign up now at www.everettcc.edu/emergency)
- Online through the Public Schools Emergency Communication System (PSECS) Schoolreport.org which shares information with the media
- By message on the main phone line at 425-388-9100
No message means the college is open regular business hours.
Student and Employee Safety
Employees and students must judge for themselves the safety of traveling to the College. We ask all of you to make good decisions. The college makes its weather-related schedule determination independent of local school districts. Staff and students are advised not to assume local school district decisions reflect the status of EvCC operations.
If the College is open and you are unable to report for work, you have the responsibility to notify your dean, director, or supervisor of your absence. All departments are encouraged to have a back-up staffing plan for those times when the College is open but full staffing is not possible.
Employees please refer to the Suspended Operations Procedure for more details regarding pay policies, and those employees designated as required to work during an emergency campus closure.
Board of Trustees
December 21, 1989