Shelter in place

Shelter In Place

Shelter in place means remaining inside due to potential safety threats such as severe weather, a natural disaster or the release of hazardous materials.

You will be told why you must shelter in place and it will be clearly stated that the situation is not a lockdown. Once you know why the shelter in place has been called, refer to the Emergency Response Manual for the different actions that you should take for the situation in question (for example, tornado precautions differ from chemical spill precautions).