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Emergency Alarm Testing

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Emergency Alert System testing: On Wednesday, May 23 - Friday, May 25, the UMN Department of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the Campus Wide Emergency Alert System (CWEAS). The system includes outdoor speakers that can convey both an alert tone and voice messages. Testing will begin each day at 8:00 am and will continue through 3:00 pm.

On Wednesday, tests will be conducted at East and West Bank locations (Minneapolis); on Thursday, at St. Paul campus locations, and on Friday, at all locations. Another testing at potentially all three areas of campus will occur on Monday June 4th.

When sounded, the speakers will first emit a short alert tone, followed by a voice message similar to: "Attention! This is a test of the University of Minnesota Campus-wide Emergency Alert System. This is only a test." The tests may or may not be audible to you if you are at your home or workplace close to campus.

If you have questions about the system or its testing, please feel free to contact Gary Hendrickson, UMN Department of Emergency Management, at (612) 626-1388, or gah@umn.edu.

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