A team of staff members
is updating Wesleyan's emergency response plan, which describes protocols
for maintaining personal safety and the continuity of operations in the
event of a crisis.
Led by Director of Physical Plant Cliff Ashton, the Business Continuity
Planning Committee is updating a plan that was implemented in 2002. The plan
covers hurricanes and other natural disasters, as well as such manmade
crises as power outages and chemical spills. The committee is exploring
responses to more recent threats—such as the possibility of a pandemic
contagion. It also is reviewing the plan for consistency with protocols
established in the National Incident Management System created by the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security.
The committee, which began its work last spring, will recommend a revised
plan to the senior administration in the fall.
Questions and comments may be directed to Cliff Ashton at