RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will be conducting a full test of its emergency communications and alerting systems.
The full test will include a one-minute siren activation along with text messages, Alertus boxes, mass email, digital signs, desktop alerts, LiveSafe, VCU Mobile, social media and VCU Alert website information, which are all part of a multi-channel system for communicating emergency information to VCU students, faculty, staff, visitors and the surrounding community.
The test will occur on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m.
It will include sirens on the Monroe Park campus, MCV campus and the VCU Police Department’s headquarters.
VCU remains committed to supporting a variety of emergency alert technologies to distribute information in a timely and effective manner.
These technologies help inform the VCU community of necessary and prudent protective actions in a comprehensive manner.
VCU conducts full-system tests in the spring and fall semesters; due to updated technologies, the university no longer conducts monthly siren tests.
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