Emergency Preparedness

In the event of an emergency or an impending weather event, official communications will be posted below.

  • Monitoring novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    We continue to monitor the transmission of COVID-19 in our region and are making adjustments to our Vaccination Rate Impact on College Operations protocol as appropriate. The entire protocol can be read on our coronavirus website: eckerd.edu/coronavirus

Common protective actions

  • Remain calm and encourage others to do the same.
  • If possible, create distance between you and the hazard and warn others as you seek a safe location or evacuate.
  • Offer evacuation or relocation assistance to individuals with disabilities. If they choose to remain, inform emergency responders of their location(s).
  • Once in a safe location, remain in place until given direction by emergency responders and public safety officials.

Information about Eckerd College cancellations, closings, and openings are broadcast on TV channels WFLA 8, Bay News 9, WTSP 10, and WTVT 13; and radio stations WHPT 102.5 FM, WXTB 97.9 FM, WFLA 970 AM, and WQYK 1010 AM.

Situational protective actions