COOP = Continuity of Operations Plan. Its purpose is to ensure the continued performance of critical functions during a wide range of potential emergencies. It is a collection of resources, actions, procedures, and information that is developed, tested, and held in readiness for use in the event of a major disruption of operations. COOP planning helps prepare Yale University units to maintain mission-critical operations after any emergency or disaster.
Yale University’s mission is to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge. Each college, division, and major administrative unit on campus exists in support of this mission. Each area performs functions that are critical to the ongoing success of the mission. The COOP focuses on these critical functions. The identification and prioritization of critical functions is a prerequisite for COOP planning.
The resources on this site will help you and your department develop a plan that will ensure your resiliance during an emergency and enable you to reconsitute your operations with minimal disruption.
1) Review the rest of this site, but start with the "getting started" document. Your first step will be to define your department's critical funtions and then the human and material resources that support them.
2) Then, you will want to start using the on-line COOP applicaiton. To do so, e-mail Maria Bouffard and provide your department's name and your NetID
The following might be considered as advice to laboratories and clinical staff, during a hazardous weather event.