On Thursday morning, April 21, UC Berkeley police ordered a shelter-in-place in response to a threat on campus. The Lab initiated its Critical Incident Management Group (CIMG) to monitor the situation and ensure that appropriate actions and communications were initiated to protect Lab personnel. Fortunately, the event concluded without any reported injuries. This incident highlighted the importance of communications and access to information during an emergency.
There are several steps you can take to prepare for an emergency at the Lab or in the nearby community:
- Sign up for LabAlert: Alerts go automatically to your Lab email but not your personal phone. Add your personal mobile device to be notified about emergencies on the Lab sites.
- Sign up for UC WarnMe: Alerts go to berkeley.edu email, but not your personal phone. If you do not have a UCB email account you can still sign up for notifications.
- Follow the Lab’s Twitter accounts at @BerkeleyLab and @LBNLstatus
- Bookmark the Lab’s status.lbl.com page to read updates for any ongoing incident.
- Add the Lab’s status number (800) 445-5830 to your mobile device in case you cannot reach a webpage.
- Sign up for community alerts through Nixle. You can select your communities of interest.