While instruction has gone virtual due to COVID-19, Cal Poly Pomona still plans to participate in the Great California Shake Out.
Instead of the usual campus-wide building evacuation that is part of the annual earthquake drill – scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. – the university community is encouraged to participate at home or where they are located.
At the designated time, students, faculty and staff should drop, cover and hold on for about a minute.
In addition, the Safety Alert System will send alerts to cell phones, network phones, and email. (Message delivery time may vary depending your location, Wi-Fi or cellular connection, and cell phone service provider.)
To receive a Safety Alert, make sure your contact information is up to date in BroncoDirect. If you have questions about updating your contact information in BroncoDirect, call the IT Service Desk at 909-869-3326.
Need some tips for what you need to do in case of an earthquake? We’ve got you covered.
Before the Earthquake
- Become familiar with the space you occupy and develop a disaster plan before the drill. Decide how you will communicate with coworkers, your peers, or family members in the event of an earthquake.
- Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.
- Build a kit and organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.
- If at home, you may minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property from possible damages, and considering insurance.
During the Earthquake
- DROP, LOCK, COVER, and HOLD ON when the earth shakes.
After the Earthquake
- Improve your safety by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damages. Check for structural damage, fires, and gas leaks.
- After the immediate threat has passed, determine your level of preparedness, and adjust your emergency plan as necessary.
For more information about emergency preparation, visit the university’s Emergency Management website.