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Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

This guide provides recommendations in the development of plans not only to respond to an emergency, but also outlines how Institutions of Higher Education can plan for preventing, protecting against, mitigating the impact of and recovering from these emergencies. The guide translates lessons learned from the Administration’s work on national preparedness to Institutions of Higher Education to benefit from recent advancements in the emergency planning field. The guide introduces new approaches to planning, that includes walking through different emergency scenarios to create a course of action for each objective the team is trying to accomplish.