Alerts

Alert Box

Purpose

Alerts display on the PCC homepage as part of our emergency notification system to inform our community about ongoing emergency or closure information.

In most cases alerts are used for closures related to weather events. During periods of questionable weather, the Web Team posts an announcement to educate our audience on where to look for closure information.

Structure

When an alert is issued a notice will appear in red near the top of the PCC homepage and on the MyPCC login page. The alert is summary text that links to alert.pcc.edu for additional details. Every attempt is made to keep the text for an alert consistent with the message broadcast via other communication channels to avoid confusion.

Process

Alerts are posted by Communications staff upon direction from college administrators. The Web Team acts as a backup in case there are any issues with the system put in place to manage alerts. The Web Team may also post alerts in the case of a technology issue.

Guidelines

  • Alerts are not displayed for closures due to scheduled events, such as national holidays
  • College practice is to not announce openings (e.g., we won't post a "college open" alert even following a closure)