Mason Alert: Optional Tornado DRILL 9:45 today March 20th, and Mason Alert TEST

Posted: March 20, 2018 at 9:53 am

This message marks the start of the Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 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 (

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.