Color Coding Emergencies

To help the BYU-Idaho campus community better understand how to respond to an emergency a simple color-coding is necessary for online and campus television alert messages. A different color corresponds to the threat level of the emergency and may change as an emergency situation unfolds. The levels and their respective colors are as follows:

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Red:

A red emergency alert signifies a threat is happening. Instructions included in a red alert should be followed immediately.

Example: An active shooter is on campus and is in the process of shooting. Instructions will be to evacuate or hide, with fighting as a last option.

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Orange:

An orange emergency warning will be issued if a threat is likely to occur. Precautionary instructions will be given at this stage of an emergency.

Example: A thunderstorm is approaching the Rexburg area that may cause heavy rains and flash flooding.

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Yellow:

Yellow emergency messages will be displayed across campus to educate the campus community of possible emergency situations.

Example: Prevent disease and sickness by washing your hands, immunizing and seeking medical attention.

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Green:

Green means an emergency has been resolved. After an orange or red alert has been issued color-coded messages displayed online and on campus televisions will be updated to a green alert message.

This is helpful for people who are checking byui.edu or campus televisions for updates.