EVMS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors to enable continuity of learning, teaching, working and patient care. In pursuit of that goal the school takes a comprehensive approach to protecting the EVMS campus community and preparing for an emergency.

The ability to deal with any incident depends on good pre-planning and communication. EVMS is committed to informing the community of an emergency, disaster or potential disaster immediately upon determining the nature of the emergency. Using the school's emergency notification systems, the Emergency Response Group will immediately notify the campus community of a confirmed emergency or dangerous situation that presents an immediate threat to the health or safety to the community.

Severe Weather Notifications

Severe weather events or other emergency situations may require the President of Eastern Virginia Medical School to alter normal hours of operation. Based on the severity of the event the president may elect to fully close the school for a specified time.

When severe weather is imminent, official closings and exact hours of operation will be communicated through the following mediums.

  • eNews alerts through your EVMS email account.
  • RAVE alert text messages sent to your mobile device, sign up

For more school closing information check your local media outlets: Fox 43, WVEC 13, WAVY 10WTKR 3 and The Virginian Pilot

Also check our EVMS social media pages:

For up-to-date severe weather information, visit the National Weather Service.