Upon receiving confirmed information of an imminent or ongoing biological, chemical or Nuclear Disaster/Attack that poses great risk to Human life on the HCC Campus, the President or her designee shall declare a campus wide emergency at Hostos Community College. This state of emergency may initiate a lockdown of the campus and/or its total evacuation. Campus Police & Security Services personnel, Building and Grounds staff, Fire Wardens, member of the College Emergency Response Team, college website, voicemail and e-mail will be utilized as a mean of communication to notify individual to evacuate or assemble in another area of the college. If a lockdown is declared as a result of the outside environment not be safe to enter, the following will occur: The air handler will turn off and buildings will be sealed as best as possible. Building occupants will be notified of the lockdown via campus wide telephone broadcast, e-mail and by campus police. If required building occupants will be directed to spaces/rooms which are windowless and provide the best level of protection. Building occupants will be kept abreast of changes as they develop by college officials. REMEMBER! If a Shelter-in-place occurs, it will probably be newsworthy so your family, friends, etc. will know that you are inside and okay. HCC Office of College Relations will be in contact with news media and will keep campus personnel informed of the situation via e-mail or voicemail. HCC Office of College Relations will be in contact with news media and will keep campus personnel informed of the situation via e-mail or voicemail. No matter how physically or emotionally uncomfortable you may become, you must not open a door or window! To do so may jeopardize the lives of everyone.