The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one occurs. In that spirit, I ask you to sign up or update your UVA Alerts account now and make certain that you are a member of the UVA Health System group. If you don’t have an account, please create one. This should not take you more than five minutes.
UVA Alerts is how we notify you in case of an emergency. With the one-year mark of last August approaching, we want to able to reach you should unplanned events take place that may affect your safety. We’ll also want to notify you throughout the year should other events occur.
To sign up, click here. After completing your preferred contact information, click on “Groups” in the upper-right corner and subscribe to “UVA Health System Emergency Notifications.” Once you create an account, you will be able to login and add an additional mobile phone numbers and up to six email addresses. This is a great way to keep non-University affiliated friends and family informed about critical events.
If you have questions about UVA Alerts, there is a robust FAQ page, which you can read here. (This includes confidentiality of your phone number, frequency of alerts, changing service provider or mobile number, a sample message, and more.)
Another great source for official emergency information is on UVA’s Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness page, found at www.virginia.edu/emergency. In the event of an emergent situation, you can find high-level details and schedule-change information on this site.
Your safety is important! Thank you for doing this.
David S. Wilkes, MD
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science
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