Berkeley Lab SIteS Status

Lab Emergency Exercise on Friday, Sept. 16

The Lab is holding its annual emergency exercise on Friday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. The drill scenario is a wildfire that originates in the Berkeley hills and moves quickly toward the Lab due to the weather conditions presented in the scenario.

As part of the exercise, the Lab will send several emergency messages through LabAlert. All messages will begin with EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE, followed by information. Even though it is a test, it is important that you respond as if it is a real emergency to test the Lab’s communication capabilities. As an incentive, all respondents to the initial LabAlert message will be placed in a random drawing for two emergency preparedness kits.

Please drive carefully on Friday and watch for emergency vehicles from community partner agencies that are participating in the drill.


Masking is no longer required indoors or outdoors. However, masks are still required on Lab shuttles and in Health Care settings, including Lab Health Services (Building 26).

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This website was created as part of Berkeley Lab's emergency response plan for local and regional disasters. In the event of any disruption of services, this site will provide a means for Lab employees to communicate with each other and stay informed on the status of lab operations.

The Emergency Status Information Line is: 1-800-445-5830.