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Emergency Planning Resources

Emergency Management Team

William & Mary's Emergency Management Team is responsible for overall coordination of the university's emergency preparedness efforts. The Emergency Management Team operates under the authority of the W&M President and is chaired by the Vice President for Finance & Administration. The team is responsible for the planning and execution of emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Emergency Response Plan

The Emergency Response Plan establishes policies, procedures and an organizational structure for response to emergencies that cause or have the potential to cause significant disruptions to all or portions of the university. This plan describes the roles and responsibilities of departments, schools, units and personnel during emergency situations.

Continuity of Operations Plan

The Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is designed to mitigate the effects of a man-made or natural disaster that may affect a single building or operation, a significant portion of the campus, the entire campus, or the region. This plan covers all university operations, departments and service areas including contracted operations. It is designed to provide plans for the full range of potential emergencies.

Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan

The Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan is intended to ensure the continued operation of the university by providing the ability to successfully recover IT services in the event that a disaster occurs and impacts IT services. This Disaster Recovery Plan is a comprehensive document containing the necessary instruction, policies, organization and information required for the university to be prepared for an emergency that would affect our computer services.

Building Emergency Coordinator Program

The Building Emergency Coordinator Program involves building occupants in emergency planning and response and addresses the unique needs of specific buildings. Building Emergency Coordinators are the conduit for the information flow between the Emergency Management Team and the occupants of the facility.

Emergency Communications Protocol

The Emergency Communications Protocol is an established set of procedures for the use of the university's emergency notification systems. These systems are designed to provide critical information and instructions to the community during an emergency.

William & Mary's emergency plans are dynamic and are continuously reviewed and updated to incorporate best practices as they emerge. Please take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the plans and information provided here.

And remember -- stay connected, stay alert, ask questions and take care of each other.