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What is shelter-in-place?

Shelter-in-place means to take immediate shelter where you are—at home, work, school or in between. It may also mean "seal the room." In other words, take steps to prevent outside air from coming in. Local authorities may instruct you to seal the room if chemical or radiological contaminants are released into the environment. It is important to listen to TV or radio to understand whether the authorities wish you to merely remain indoors or to take additional steps to protect yourself and your family.

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