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Emergency Closing Procedure

Stormy/Hazardous Weather Conditions

The authority and responsibility for closing, in whole or in part, any or all of the Ridgetown Campus due to a condition or situation rests with the Director or next reachable officer.

The decision to close the Ridgetown Campus due to severe weather will be based on several information sources including but not limited to:

  1. meteorological forecasts for nearby state of Michigan and city of Detroit;
  2. local school boards including St Clair District School Board and Lambton Kent District School Board;
  3. monitoring the Weather Network for current and future weather conditions within the region;
  4. monitoring local radio stations (i.e. CFCO & CKSY) for other school closures, organization meeting cancellations, and road closures;
  5. check Ministry of Transportation, Ontario website for additional road closures;
  6. check for possible power outages in Ridgetown; and
  7. check with Physical Plant Manager regarding Campus conditions (i.e. snow and ice).

If the Ridgetown Campus needs to be closed because of bad weather, a message will be posted on the normal media sources (i.e. Campus web page, local radio, Campus phone system (519-674-1500), and UofG Alert).

The rendering of a decision to close the Ridgetown Campus due to stormy/severe weather will be communicated when possible by 7:00 AM.

Individuals are cautioned to exercise safety when seasonal hazards are a possibility.

Page reviewed 12/16/2019