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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 starting at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned one (1) day, 24 hour EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

The EMI Higher Education Program encourages the organization of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support the increase exchange of knowledge in specific areas and applications of Emergency Management Education. It is anticipated that these SIGs will both broaden and deepen areas of study and understanding of practice in emergency management.

A SIG will provide a forum within the Higher Education community of interest to pull people together who have a common curiosity. The SIG will serve as a focal point for community development in their special area, potentially co-authoring/researching, serve as mentors to students and subject matter experts to practitioners.

SIGs will initially convene at the annual Symposium and will continue to engage and share information year round. SIG activity will be noted in our weekly newsletter and website as appropriate.

SIG groups must be made up of 5 or more members, with one member committing to serve as the lead point of contact. A strong SIGs will:

  • inspire and motivate symposium submissions for their interest area
  • recruit membership with diverse perspectives
  • support open discussion
  • capture the ideas and work of the group to share
  • advance knowledge dissemination

Anyone interested in joining one or more of the SIGs should email requesting to be added to the roster.

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