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William & Mary to test emergency notification system tomorrow

To test an equipment upgrade, William & Mary will be sounding the emergency sirens on campus Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 12:15 p.m. This test will only involve the three emergency sirens on main campus. Emails, Alertus and text messages WILL NOT be used.

Speakers for the 120-decibel siren system are stationed above the Integrated Science Center, William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue. In the event of a real emergency, people in the community who hear the siren may check for information and instructions at

Members of the local community can also follow emergency news through the William & Mary News Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the free W&M mobile app