Duke officials are monitoring a weather system that could bring possible snow and flash flooding on Monday due to excessive rain.
According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected to change to snow after sunrise Monday morning. Due to recent abnormally warm conditions and the warm ground, accumulation should be limited, but it is possible that up to an inch of wet slushy snow may accumulate on grassy areas.
At this time, Duke does not expect to activate the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy.
During times of severe weather, some staff positions require on-site presence to continue operations. All jobs should be assigned a service category by the manager to ensure continuous operations of patient care, student support and research functions. Managers should ensure staff members are aware of the service category for their position and how they will be notified if the severe weather policy is activated. The three categories are:
- Essential Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, essential service staff report or remain at work.
- Reserve Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, reserve service staff are assigned a status at the time of severe weather/emergency condition.
- Delayed Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, delayed service staff do not report to work or remain at work
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