16.4 Authority to Declare a Campus State of Emergency

This Critical Incident Management Plan is designed to provide direction for The University of Iowa during an emergency situation. The plan provides basic procedural guidelines necessary to cope with most emergencies. Emergency response operations will be conducted within the framework of these guidelines.

With any crisis situation it is understood that a state of emergency may need to be declared. The authority to declare a campus state of emergency rests with the University President or designee.

If a state of emergency is declared, it may become necessary to restrict access to specific areas on campus to authorized individuals. Only those authorized individuals who have been assigned emergency or resource duties will be allowed to enter the area or building affected by the incident.