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Emergency Closures

Emergency Announcements

The University has established the Tulane Alert Line at 504-862-8080 or toll free at 877-862-8080, which is dedicated to providing important information to the Tulane community in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm or other emergency affecting the operation of the University. This information will also be available on the University's emergency website, emergency.tulane.edu

Emergency Closings

In the event of an emergency, the President or his designee has the sole authority to close the University. If the University is closed, information regarding the closure will be available on the Tulane Alert Line at 504-862-8080 or toll free at 877-862-8080 and posted on the University's emergency website, emergency.tulane.edu

Employees must contact the Tulane Alert Line or emergency website for official information regarding University closure. Employees may not rely on any other source of information regarding University closures. Whether an employee is entitled to pay for work during an emergency closure will be determined solely according to the information available on the Tulane Alert Line and emergency website. 

Pay for Emergency Closings

All employees released from duty as a result of an emergency closing during their regular work day will be paid for the remainder of the work day at their regular rate. If an employee has previously scheduled vacation or sick leave during an emergency closing, vacation or sick leave will still be applied. 

If a non-exempt employee is required to work during an emergency closing of the university, the employee will be paid two and one-half times (2 1/2X) his or her regular rate for all hours worked during the emergency closing. 

Emergency closing pay is not used to calculate overtime pay.