Mason Alert: Optional Tornado DRILL 9:45 a.m. and Mason Alert TEST

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

This message marks the start of the March 22nd, 2016 Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill. This is only a DRILL and TEST of the Mason Alert emergency notification system.  This drill will begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. today; there will be no further Mason Alert messages. Participation in this drill is optional.

To participate, identify or gather in a shelter area and review the Tornado and Severe Weather Preparation Guide with coworkers, students, or friends (

Be Prepared: Download Mason’s emergency preparedness app “In Case of Crisis – Education” to your phone.  More information is available at

For additional information about emergency preparedness at George Mason University, please visit or contact EHS at (703) 993-8448 or

To change your emergency notification preferences or to register your cell phone to receive emergency notification via text message, visit

Thank you for participating in this drill and test of the Mason Alert system.