Information to all Federal Government agencies in the Chicago area will be initiated by the Co-Chairs of the Emergency Preparedness and Advisory Committee.  Upon determination that an emergency situation warrants notice and a decision is made as to a recommendation of Unscheduled Leave/Telework; early dismissal/delayed arrival; or the closure of Agency offices, the following will occur:

  1. The Chicago Federal Executive Board Emergency Notification System will be activated sending a voice and email to all agency heads and their designated emergency backups.
  2.  An advisory message will be placed on the FEB 24-hour hotline: 312-353-9463 (WIND).

In the event that a situation appears to be serious enough to warrant consideration for early dismissal, yet a decision to stay open is made, then an advisory message to that effect will be issued through these channels of communication.