When making decisions about the health and safety of our community, the Emergency Management department follows guidance and directives from infectious disease experts and government officials to contain the transmission of COVID-19.

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An emergency preparedness plan is required for BOTH indoor and outdoor events. Outdoor events that expect at least 1,000 attendees use the outdoor event emergency planning form. For indoor events that expect 500 or more attendees use the indoor event emergency planning form to complete a plan.  

To ensure the safety of our community and visitors, the event staff has the responsibility to protect and minimize the impacts of an emergency at a planned special event. An emergency plan can lead you and your team to address basic emergency procedures to ensure safety.

It is the responsibility of the event team lead to familiarize event staff with the emergency procedures in this plan to ensure the safety of event attendees. All sponsored Student Union events must first apply through the Washington University Student Group Organizer website.

For any WashU special events held indoors on campus, please refer to the emergency reference map posted within the building. To request a building map, please contact washuready@wustl.edu.