There may be some occasions when evacuating is not the safest option. Depending on the type of emergency, you may be required to remain in a building as part of a shelter-in-place or lockdown.
A shelter-in-place is used in certain situations, such as during a weather emergency, environmental hazard (chemical release, air pollution), or local emergency (nearby police activity) when it is safer for people to remain inside. During a shelter-in-place scenario, the doors to the building will not be locked unless absolutely required.6
Lockdown is used to protect people in a building from a hostile threat outside. During a lockdown, you should seek shelter inside a room, lock doors and windows, and block entry to the building. Doors will be remotely locked by the Safer Community Team to prevent entry; swipe access will not work but you will still be able to exit the building if you need to. In instances where a lock-down is required, it will be communicated verbally or via SafeZone. Building alarms will not be used.