|CEPAR Threat Notification System|
CEPAR monitors potential threats to all Johns Hopkins institutions and keeps leadership, emergency managers and others apprised of any threats that may warrant close watching or specific actions that should be taken to prepare for a response.
CEPAR raises its operational level depending on the nature of a threat and the likelihood it may have an effect on the Johns Hopkins enterprise.
When there is credible information about a potential threat, CEPAR will share that information with the entire Johns Hopkins community. This information may include specific information, if available, about the nature of the threat, including the geographic region or regions affected, how the threat is being transported or likely to spread, and any infrastructure that may be affected.
CEPAR employs the following threat notifications to keep the John Hopkins enterprise informed:
CEPAR Alert: High priority and warrants immediate action or attention.
CEPAR Advisory: Important information, but may not require immediate action.
CEPAR Update: Updated information, unlikely to require immediate action or attention.
In its threat notices, CEPAR may provide guidance that individuals and organizations can take to protect themselves and help prevent, mitigate or respond to the threat.
CEPAR encourages all individuals to review information contained in the alert or advisory and take recommended precautionary or preparedness measures.
Depending on the nature or potential severity of the threat, CEPAR will employ a range of communications channels to ensure the entire Johns Hopkins community is made aware of the threat and kept updated. These channels will include, but not limited to the CEPAR web site, the daily digital Inside Hopkins and Today’s Announcements, as well as posted on Johns Hopkins social media channels.
Note: Email alerts and Notifind messages will be only be used in high priority cases in which a threat may be imminent or a periodic test of the notification system is underway.
How You Can Help
Stay Informed: Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students can stay informed about threats that may affect them by signing up for the Notifind notification system.
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Be Prepared: In addition,the Hopkins community can help by being prepared for emergencies and disasters, such as preparing an emergency kit to keep at home or in the car.
Learn more here>
Report Activity: As always, citizens should report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement authorities. The federal government’s “If you see something, say something” campaign encourages citizens to be vigilant for indicators of potential terrorist activity.
Learn more here>
Threat Monitoring Resources
CEPAR monitors a number of resources to stay abreast of emerging global, national and local threats, including terrorism, infectious diseases, and severe weather. CEPAR encourages those in emergency preparedness or leadership positions at Johns Hopkins to also monitor threats.
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