Inclement Weather Policy
Since Winebrenner Theological Seminary (WTS) is located adjacent to The University of Findlay (UF) campus, the closing of WTS due to unsafe weather conditions will follow the decisions of the combined efforts of UF’s Physical Plant and several key administrators. While city and county decisions are certainly factored in to the process, a separate decision is made regarding the two institutions. The University of Findlay contacts many radio and TV stations with closing information. UF also publishes closing information on their web site at www.Findlay.edu –> Events and News –> Weather Related Information. If The University of Findlay is closed, Winebrenner Theological Seminary is also closed. It is possible, however that WTS may close if The University of Findlay is not closed, thus please note how WTS will communicate the Seminary’s operating status. 

Contact Information regarding WTS closing will be communicated in the following media formats to ensure multiple points of information in case weather has affected servicing systems (power, phone, etc.):

1) WTS website will have an announcement on the homepage stating the Seminary’s status regarding weather conditions.

2) Call 1‐800‐992‐4987 to determine if a recorded message has been posted on the voice mail of the Seminary’s 800 number.

Detailed below is how this translates to city/county snow emergency classifications.

SNOW EMERGENCY CLASSIFICATIONS:


• LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously. WTS employees should report to work.

• LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. WTS employees should report to work. Unless otherwise announced, WTS is open. If you do not feel comfortable on the roads and choose not to report, you must contact your supervisor. You will be allowed to choose whether to make up the time, take a vacation day, or take an unpaid day to make up the time missed. (If the county you live in is under a Level 3 emergency but Hancock County is under a Level 1 or 2, notify your supervisor and stay off the roads. You will not be required to make up the time, take a vacation  day, or take an unpaid day to make up the time missed.)

• LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non‐emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. WTS employees should stay off of the roads.  WTS is closed, and this announcement is communicated as described above. If there is any doubt, contact your supervisor. Employees  remaining at home will not be expected to make up the time, take a vacation day, or take an unpaid day to make up the time missed.
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