Suspension of Normal Operations, Feb. 20
News from February 20, 2019
Weather Advisory from the Division of Public Safety:
Normal University operations are suspended for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, due to inclement weather.
Essential University staff and all Health System physicians and staff are required to report to work at their regularly scheduled start time and, if already present, remain at work per their supervisor’s instruction. Please exercise caution and take your time in traveling to campus, if possible utilize public transit if available.
Visit https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/ for details.
Although Penn normally never stops operating, emergencies such as severe weather conditions may sometimes result in the cancellation of classes and/or the full or partial closure of certain areas of the University. Decisions affecting work schedules and class cancellation are made by the Executive Vice President in consultation with the Provost. The University will announce a closing or other modification of work schedules through the following means:
- the University’s emergency information number: 215-898-6358 (MELT)
- communications from the Division of Public Safety
- KYW News Radio (1060 AM)
- the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System (for University-related incidents & crises)
The University’s emergency radio identification code numbers (KYW News Radio) are “102” for day classes and schools/centers, and “2102” for evening classes. The message that accompanies the code number will provide the operating status of the University. Be sure to keep this information in a place you can easily access.
Even when Penn is officially closed due to an emergency, there are some essential services that must still be provided, such as Public Safety, Facilities, or Penn Dining. Staff members in essential positions are still required to work as normally scheduled under these circumstances.
For more information on suspension of normal operations, visit https://www.hr.upenn.edu/policies-and-procedures/policy-manual/other-policies/suspension-of-normal-operations.