Emergency Closure Notifications

Winter weather is upon us! Here is what you need to know about how UUCSS staff and lead volunteers will get the word out in case of an emergency closure:

If the Montgomery County Schools are closed, UUCSS is closed. 

The minister has the final say about closing the campus for inclement weather, particularly on Sundays. If the minister is not available, the Board President can make the call. In the event of an emergency closure on a Sunday, UUCSS staff (or, if they are unavailable, volunteers) will put notifications on:

The Church website, www.uucss.org

WTOP radio, 103.5FM

The UUCSS Facebook discussion group 

An all-church email blast, sent to the same list as the weekly all-church email

In addition, the Office Administrator will ask the Property Committee to send a volunteer to post signs on the main door to each building, if it is safe to do so. We do not currently plan to change the office voicemail to reflect weather-related closure. 

In certain situations, the campus may remain open, but the organizers of various meetings and activities may choose to exercise discretion about cancelling their event or moving their meeting to a conference call format. Similarly, there may be days when staff are permitted to work from home if the weather is questionable, though business over email may proceed normally. Please contact the organizer or staff person you plan to meet with if there is a chance that the weather may lead to a change in plans. Whatever the weather, it is a good idea to make an appointment rather than dropping by the office.