[Faccus] Scheduled testing of the Emergency notification system – October 11

Darren Bondy darren.bondy at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Oct 4 14:56:05 EDT 2016

What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

When is this happening? October 11 at 8:30 a.m.

What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

·         Tweets to @uwaterloo and @WatSAFEapp.

·         WatSAFE mobile app

·         The ‘UW Emerge’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops

·         Skype for Business Instant Messages.

Please be advised that this is just a test and the message displayed will read “TEST of the UW Emergency Notification System. During an actual emergency or threat you would receive instructions. No action is required.” More information regarding the emergency would be available at alert.uwaterloo.ca<https://alert.uwaterloo.ca/> .

Fire drills in some buildings are scheduled to start at 9:00 am. Please be aware those are separate from this test.

In the event of a real emergency during this test, please contact Police Services at 519-888-4911, or extension 22222.

Be sure to install the WatSAFE app on your device to receive this test message, and more importantly, to stay informed of campus emergency situations. Visit the WatSAFE website for more details: https://uwaterloo.ca/watsafe/

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext. 44357.

Recipients of this message: isthd; ist-staff; admin-support; faccus; uwweb; ctsc; ucist; mactug, SSO, MSC

Darren Bondy
Information Systems and Technology
(519)888-4567 x49525
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

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