Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing

Effective Date: July 31, 2013

Last Reviewed
: July 1, 2015

Review By
: June 30, 2016


The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures that should be followed when Meharry is under an Inclement Weather Alert during severe or extenuating climatic circumstances. It is Meharry’s position that the College will remain open during an Inclement Weather Alert. However, if, due to extreme and hazardous conditions, a decision was made to close or cease portions of the College’s operation, this policy provides guidelines that shall be implemented to ensure the most orderly and reasonable continuation of patient care services, educational and research activities.

Policy Statement 

It is the policy of Meharry Medical College (MMC) to remain open and continue all essential operations because of its educational, research and patient care related responsibilities. Non-essential services and administrative offices may be curtailed or closed by declaration of the President (or designee) in consultation with the Sr. VP of Finance, the Office of General Counsel, and deans of each school. Since patient care is important to MMC, ALL clinical care areas and all research labs will remain open unless deans of each school determine otherwise.

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