Sheltering in Place

Depending on the emergency, you may be told to shelter in place. Sheltering in place means you find the safest area near you and put as much distance and as many barriers between you and the threat as possible.

Sheltering in place will look different depending on the emergency and where you are. The most common reasons you are told to shelter in place is due to severe weather or hazardous air quality.

Plan for different situations. For example, you may be travelling or stuck in traffic, at home with friends and family or at the office away from loved ones. Each situation will require a different approach. Take a few minutes to evaluate your workplace, classroom and other places you visit often to identify spaces that could become a shelter if needed.

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