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Campus Winter Weather Advisory


Currently Experiencing Normal Operations


The snow emergency message was updated on: 2017-02-10 17:54:07


Thursday, February 10th, 2017 6:58AM

From: Daisy Cruz-Richman, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing

Clinical and simulation activities for accelerated nursing students on Friday, February 10, 2017 will be held as scheduled. Students are advised to check their emails or PRIME for specific instructions from their clinical faculty.

 


 

Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:20AM

Re: Storm Transportation

From: University Police
S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center

The UPD shuttle will operate normally as long as it is safe to do so.  They will do pick ups at their designated locations at 30 minute intervals. 
In addition we will stop at Parkside Ave. and Nostrand Ave, as well as Church Ave. and Nostrand Ave.
Requests for special pick ups should be made to the Command Center who will then call UPD at ext.2626 with the request.  Special pick ups will be made at the following locations:

Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway
Ocean Avenue and Caton Avenue
Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue


From: Judith LaRosa, PhD, RN
Vice Dean. School of Public Health

All classes in the School of Public Health will be cancelled today (2/9/17) due to inclement weather. Students should check their e-mail or PRIME for specific instructions from faculty.


February 9, 2017 09:00AM

From: Daisy Cruz-Richman, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing

For students in the College of Nursing, all classes in the undergraduate and graduate programs scheduled for today, Thursday, February 9, 2017 are canceled. Students are advised to check their emails and PRIME for specific information from their individual faculty. In addition, all applicant interviews for the nurse practitioner programs are canceled.


February 9, 2017

To: The Downstate Community
From: Michael Lucchesi
Officer in Charge

Subject: SUNY Downstate Operating Status

At this point in time, all Downstate clinical locations are open and operating normally. All hospital and other essential employees are required to report to work. All academic employees who are deemed essential and who support hospital functions must report to work.

Colleges are open pending further notice. Students should monitor the "Weather Alert" section of the web site and/or check through PRIME or monitor their email for updates. Students who are participating in a clinical experience should follow the policies of their assigned clinical site.

Please monitor the "Weather Alert" section on the Downstate homepage for updates.

 


Thursday, February 09, 2017 08:15AM

From: Jeffrey S. Putman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Diagnostic Medical Imaging: Due to the inclement weather and difficult travel conditions for some areas, classes will be ONLINE only today.  There will be no classes or labs given on campus today. 

Please check your emails throughout the day for individual instructions from your course instructors regarding assignments and lessons.

 


 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 06:25PM


To: All Students
From: Jeffrey S. Putman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs &
Dean of Students

Re: Inclement Weather & Classes - A Reminder

News agencies have reported on the possibility of inclement weather conditions on Thursday. Although we do not anticipate there will be a need to cancel classes, we are sending out this reminder regarding the SUNY Downstate policy on Inclement Weather and Classes. In the case of inclement weather, please follow the appropriate instructions for your College/Program below. 

As always, students who are in clinical activities should observe the clinical schedule and rules at your clinical site, which may vary from the instructions for students taking classes on the Downstate campus. If you are unsure of your clinical responsibilities during inclement weather, contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, or clerkship director.

Please note that although programs may not cancel all classes, individual classes may be cancelled. You should check your e-mail and PRIME prior to heading to campus as individual faculty will post updates to one or both. Major campus announcements will be posted on the main page of the SUNY Downstate Web Site and via social media.
 

EMERGENCIES (Weather and Other Events)
While Downstate Medical Center (school and hospital) has not normally been closed due to a weather emergency, if such a declaration were to be made, you would hear the notification on your local radio or television station, the same as the notification for other school closings. 

Only the President of the Downstate Medical Center is authorized to cancel all academic classes at Downstate Medical Center. If a weather emergency or other emergency event should occur, you should check the SUNY Downstate website for information. In addition, you may telephone the general campus telephone number which is 718-270-1000. 

However, inclement weather or other events, may cause the cancellation of specific classes by the course instructor or college dean. 

When you call 718-270-1000, you will hear, "Welcome to Downstate Medical Center,” and then you should press "2"  to hear the status of classes in your individual program. Do not continue into the next menu. 

College of Medicine, Years 1 & 2 only
See message below regarding Gateway Exam

College of Medicine, Years 3 & 4
Follow the schedule at your clinical site. Contact your clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities. 

College of Nursing
A message will be placed on the College of Nursing's main number regarding cancellation or delayed starting time. Nursing students who are in clinical courses should follow the emergency procedure of their clinical site, then notify the appropriate Clinical Coordinator or Program Director. 

College of Health Related Professions
A message will be placed on the College of Health Related Profession's main number regarding specific class cancellation or delayed starting time. College of Health Related Professions students who are in clinical courses should follow the emergency procedure of their clinical site, then notify the appropriate Clinical Coordinator or Program Chairperson. 

School of Graduate Studies
A message will be placed on the School of Graduate Studies's main number regarding cancellation or delayed starting time. 

School of Public Health
A message will be placed on the School of Public Health's main number regarding cancellation or delayed starting time. 

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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - GATEWAY 2 EXAM

As you have heard by now, the national weather forecast indicates we are expecting snow in the New York City area starting around 5 am. The current snowfall is predicted at 6 to 10 inches for the 5 boroughs.
Based on the information we have at the moment, we will go ahead with the Gateway 2 National Board examinations timetable as originally planned. All students are expected to make arrangements to be on campus tomorrow in time to start, as scheduled, at 9:30 am. 

To decrease your anxiety about getting here, if you have family or friends who live closer to campus, we advise you to make the necessary provisions if possible. Please exercise due caution and be safe. We strongly advise students to take public transportation. If you arrive late to the exam due to transportation issues, we will do our best to accommodate the start of your exam. If you can, email studentaffairs@downstate.edu or go to PRIME to submit the report on the Reported Absence form which has a comment section where you can indicate that you will be late.

Any potential changes to this plan will be sent via email to your Downstate email address and should be posted on the Downstate main website “Snow Emergency” page, should the weather be more severe than predicted. Please check your email regularly.

Good luck and Stay safe.

 

 

 


February 8, 2017
To: The Campus Community
From: Michael Lucchesi

            Officer in Charge
       
Re: Campus Operating Status

The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm that will begin this evening and continue through Thursday, with severe winter weather conditions expected. Please monitor the "Weather Alert" section on the Downstate homepage for updates.


February 8, 2017
To: The Campus Community
From: An announcement from FM&D regarding the Winter Storm forecasted for tomorrow


Freezing temperatures, snow accumulation, and high winds are forecasted for New York City tomorrow. To prepare for inclement weather, we are requesting that all occupants secure their work area at the end of the day. It is important that you: 

· Close and lock all windows 
· Turn off nonessential air conditioners and electrical equipment 
· Turn off lighting

All Hospital and laboratory staff, department heads, and unit managers are urged to confirm that vital equipment (e.g., specimen freezers and critical care patient equipment) and other critical life safety equipment are connected to emergency power outlets.  In the event of the loss of power from Con Edison our emergency power generators will activate and support the emergency power systems.
 

Thank you for your cooperation


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