2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Power Outage

The following procedures will be implemented during a power outage.

  • Every person should remain calm and wait for a reasonable period of time (35-40 minutes) for a status update on the situation from a college official.
  • Equipment and air conditioning switches should be turned off in order to avoid problems when power is returned.
  • Should the outage occur at night, extreme caution should be exercised in using stairs.
  • Someone should be assigned to locate a working telephone and contact the appropriate utilities company. College employees responsible for utility maintenance should be contacted immediately.

IMPORTANT: Should the outage occur during a period of extreme heat or cold, college officials will exercise their best judgment as to whether or not classes should be dismissed and offices closed. In all instances, the president or a designee will have the final decision.