UConnALERT system to be tested Tuesday


UConnALERT will be sent to emails and mobile devices. Photo by Judah Shingleton/The Daily Campus

UConnALERT, the emergency warning system at the University of Connecticut, will be tested on all campuses Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 12:25 p.m., Associate Vice President of Public Safety and UConn Chief of Police Hans Rhynhart said in email to the UConn community Wednesday.

The alert will be put out through various methods of communication, the email said, as well as through the myUConn app.

“The test involves multiple messaging platforms,” the email said. “A notice will be posted on the UConn Alert website; an email will be sent to all students, faculty and staff; and posts will appear on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.”

A siren will also sound during the test at the Storrs campus only.

“On the Storrs campus only, outdoor sirens will be tested with an audible tone,” the email said.

UConnALERT is designed to forewarn the UConn community in case of emergency.

“UConnALERT is the official emergency alerting system for the University of Connecticut and is the definitive source of information regarding emergency information, campus operating status, and major alterations to University schedules,” the UConn Office of Emergency website says.

Luke Hajdasz is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at luke.hajdasz@uconn.edu.

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