Hello CERID,
Happy February

CERID Disaster Supply Stock

CERID now has disaster supplies! We have NOAA weather radios, flashlights, mylar blankets, first aid kits, and sufficient potable water to last 24-hours for 100 people. We will be adding non-perishable food items to the stock in the coming weeks as well. Supplies are located on CERID's 6th floor of the E Building in the file cabinets outside E606 and the file cabinets in E609. In addition to what we have on hand, please be sure to keep with you or at your workstation any additional supplies you may want/need during an emergency such as medication and personal hygiene supplies.
Below are official emergency information sources that may be utilized during a disaster. This information is included in print next to the radios in the disaster supply cabinets.

  • For any Life-Threatening Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Emergency Broadcast Radio Stations: KIRO 710 AM; NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 162.550 WB; KOMO 1000 AM; KPLU 88.5 FM
  • UW Emergency Alerts: UW Alert. Sign up to receive email and text notifications and see the Blog for emergency situations impacting the University of Washington.
  • Seattle Emergency Alerts: Alert Seattle. Sign up to receive email, text, voice messaging, or social media notifications for major emergencies in Seattle. Messages may be sent city-wide or to specific neighborhoods based on the nature of the emergency.
  • Washington and National Emergency Alerts: The nationwide Emergency Alert System sends emergency information via broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireless providers. The FEMA App provides alerts, safety tips, and emergency shelter locations. Washington's 2-1-1 service can provide relief to the 9-1-1 phone system during a disaster for non-emergency calls. The service can provide up-to-date information on shelter locations, evacuation routes, road closures, and public health advisories.

What's in Your Go Bag?

There are a multitude of resources for emergency and disaster preparedness and response. Highlighting a few others are the American Red Cross Safe and Well program to help reunite friends and family after a disaster. DisasterAssistance.gov may provide funding for things such as home repairs, medical costs, and temporary food assistance.

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Be prepared for any infectious disease. While there is only one confirmed 2019-nCoV case in Washington at this time (all 3 UW students tested had a negative result), it is a good reminder to observe proper infection prevention procedures.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wear a surgical mask if you have a fever and cough if you need to be in public and at medical clinics.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, please do so.

The UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases and Public Health -- Seattle & King County are actively monitoring the 2019-nCoV outbreak and will provide updates to the UW campus community if the situation changes.

Stop Germs, Stay Healthy

NOTE: THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS OUTDATED. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please refer to the sources below: