Category Archives: Announcements

Preventing West Nile Virus

Dear members of the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus community:
Recently news media have highlighted the threat of West Nile Virus around the country. Late on August 23, state officials announced that Somerville has been raised to a “high” threat level of West Nile Virus, affecting the Medford/Somerville Tufts University campus. We are sharing this information so you can take simple, common-sense … » read

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Emergency Alert System Signup for Tufts 2016 Starts August 21

Dear Students and Parents,
Tufts University is committed to creating one of the most dynamic environments for learning and research in the world. An integral component of this mission is protecting the safety and welfare of our students. Crises on campuses across the nation have taught us that emergency preparedness and effective communication systems … » read

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Weather Alerts on Twitter and Facebook

Weather alerts are now available via @TuftsReady on Twitter and TuftsReady on Facebook on an experimental basis. If the National Weather Service issues a severe weather WATCH or WARNING affecting the Boston, Grafton or Medford/Somerville campuses, a brief message will be posted

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Spring 2012 test of the Tufts Emergency Alert System

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 there will be a test of the Tufts Emergency Alert System. You may receive email, voice and text alerts—thank you for your patience and help in testing this important system.
On Monday, February 6, 2012, members of the Tufts community will receive an email from Send Word Now, which is … » read

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Tufts Ready|continuity for Departments

As part of program funded by a Department of Education grant, the university is pleased to introduce the Tufts Ready|continuity web-based planning tool. Starting in January 2012 departments across the university will have access to this resource to simplify the task of developing a department continuity plan.

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Snow closing information sources

If a Tufts University campus closes due to snow, we will announce it via the following channels. These are the only official sources of a snow closing announcement.

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System test

On Wednesday, November 9th at 2 PM Eastern, the federal government will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The Tufts Emergency Alert System is not being activated as part of this test. Messages will appear on television and be heard on radio.

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