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The University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is committed to being institutionally resilient to all hazards that may impact its stakeholders and jeopardize its ability to fulfill its mission, and strives to develop innovative solutions to maintain the continuity of Critical Operating Units and preserve Mission Essential Functions for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This policy captures that commitment, and provides clarity, guidance, and resources to facilitate comprehensive Continuity of Operations (COOP) for office and department level entities at the University.

This policy applies to faculty and staff personnel working within an office or department designated as a Critical Operating Unit or identified as completing a Mission Essential Function, and employees, based on their normal role or membership on a group or team, determined to be Critical Personnel.

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Emergency Management

2023 COOP Template (1).docx (81 kB)
COOP Template 2023

emergency-management-framework-public-final Jan 2023.pdf (418 kB)
Emergency Management Framework - January 2023