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New state Capitol Campus emergency notification system coming this fall - What you need to know to receive alerts

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The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is launching a new emergency notification system for the Washington State Capitol Campus. Public and employee safety are a top priority in DES management of the Capitol Campus.

The new system, called WA Agency Alerts, is launching in the fall of 2020 and replacing the current email notification system (GovDelivery). It uses the Everbridge platform to notify employees and the public on Capitol Campus about emergencies such as imminent threats to health and safety, building closures, severe weather, and police activity.

State employees and members of the public have a role in launching the new system.

For the public

If you want to receive emergency notifications from WA Agency Alerts, you can sign up now to receive text alerts. When the new system launches this fall, DES will notify subscribers and discontinue the current email notifications.

For employees whose official duty station is NOT on campus

If your official duty station is NOT on campus or you are a contractor and want to receive emergency notifications from WA Agency Alerts, you can sign up now to receive text alerts. After the new system launches this fall, DES will notify subscribers and discontinue the current email notifications.

For employees whose official duty station IS on campus

You are considered a Capitol Campus employee (if you are not a contractor)—even if you're currently teleworking—if your official duty station is located in a Capitol Campus building.

In the coming weeks, state employees who have an official duty station on the Capitol Campus will receive an email from WA Agency Alerts providing instructions for important actions you need to take.

Learn more

More information about WA Agency Alerts is on DES.wa.gov.

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