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What if 2020 is the year of “The Big One,” too?

While UCOP staff are primarily working from home during the pandemic, it is more important than ever for UCOP to be able to reach you on your personal devices in an emergency. Next week, UCOP Risk Services will test the UCOPAlert emergency notification system. It’s up to you to make sure your contact information is up to date: Here’s how to enroll in UCOPAlert (PDF).

On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m. PT, you should receive a notification to drop, cover and hold on for the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Practice is an important part of building the muscle memory you’ll need to act swiftly during a real disaster.

When UCOPAlert calls you with a voice message, the call will come from (866) 609-8026. UCOPAlert text messages will come from 542-92 or 364-75. Save these numbers as contacts in your phone now to prevent confusion in an emergency.

This is also a good time to take stock of your individual and family preparedness at home. Is your kit ready? This checklist can help!

The free MyShake mobile phone app is an exciting new earthquake preparedness resource. Developed by the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab (Go, Bears!) and sponsored by the State of California Office of Emergency Services, it is the first app that can provide seconds of warning before the ground starts to shake from a nearby quake… enough time to drop, cover and hold on to prevent injury. Get it today!

If you have questions about UCOPAlert, or don’t receive the alert at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, please contact


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