Shelter in Place

Shelter-in-place is designed to keep you safe while indoors. Procedures may vary depending on the hazard.

If a shelter-in-place is ordered:

  • If outside, seek shelter in the nearest building, preferably in an interior room with few windows.
  • Allow access to others seeking shelter.
  • Close all exterior doors, windows and any other openings to the outside.
  • Avoid overcrowding by selecting several rooms if necessary.
  • Monitor UAlerts, emails, and text message, as well as the Incident webpage for further instructions.
  • Report any emergency or unusual condition by calling 9-1-1.
  • Do not leave the building until receiving the “all clear” from a law enforcement officer or UAlert.


| Subject matter experts: UAPD/Office of Emergency Management – Updated: April 2023