Since faculty, staff, and medical students all provide health care services, all may need to work in an emergency weather situation. The School conforms to the university policy on emergency school closings and inclement weather. Students, faculty, and staff should pay particular attention to public announcements (radio and television) which will attempt to clearly differentiate between the School and other parts of the university. The University may close for a specified period of time if travel is so hazardous that it jeopardizes safety.
If ever the procedure to be followed cannot be communicated by a public announcement, the School will activate its own internal network. Note the following:
- If opening of the University is delayed, any on-campus activities will either be held virtually or canceled until the announced opening time. At that point the remaining academic schedule for the day will be followed at the normally designated locations and times. Students will be informed of the decision to either hold class activities virtually or have them canceled no later than one (1) hour prior to the activity’s start time.
- If the University is closed, any classes scheduled on-campus will either be held virtually or canceled. Students will be informed of the decision to either hold class activities virtually or have them canceled no later than one (1) hour prior to the activity’s start time.
- Since students in clinical rotations are directly involved in health care delivery; each student must make his or her own decision in a weather emergency and are expected to report to their assigned location, unless otherwise approved by the clerkship director.