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Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday

Ohio University's Athens Campus will test its emergency communication systems on Friday, Jan. 13, around noon.

The University will test its email, text messaging, outdoor notification and CATVision emergency notification systems.

Like all of the University's emergency communication tools, the systems are tested periodically to ensure they are working properly and to help familiarize the campus community with how they will operate in an emergency.

During the outdoor notification system test, the system will broadcast a tone, followed by a pre-recorded test message over speakers located at various points on campus. The system is designed to notify people who are outdoors at the time of an emergency and is not intended to inform those who are indoors.

To ensure that you are signed up to receive emergency text messages, click here and follow the directions.

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the University's Emergency Page.