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COOP

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Building upon its strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, the University provides an environment in which exceptional teaching fosters student learning, scholarship, and achievement. As the only four-year public institution in south central Virginia, Longwood University serves as a catalyst for regional prosperity and advancement.

To accomplish this mission, Longwood University must ensure its operations are performed efficiently, with minimal disruption, during an all-hazards emergency or other situations that may disrupt normal operations.  This document provides planning and program guidance for implementing the Longwood Continuity Plan to ensure the university is capable of conducting its mission essential functions (MEFs) under all threats and conditions. Longwood is committed to the safety and protection of its personnel, operations, and facilities.  This Continuity Plan is an annex to the Longwood University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and recovery operations that operate as a companion plan and the Longwood University Information Technology Services (ITS) Disaster Plan through, Longwood Emergency Action Plan and the All Hazards Assessment.  These Plans provide a framework designed to minimize potential impact and allow for quicker recovery from an event. These Plans also encompass the magnitude of operations and services performed by the university, and are tailored to the unique operations and MEFs of the university departments/divisions.

The Longwood University COOP has identified key personnel that will perform or manage the performance of MEFs and upon activation, these personnel will be notified and assume their responsibility for implementing the necessary operations in accordance with the guidance provided by the DEM or Reconstitution Manager or his/her designee.  Identified personnel will also be provided the necessary training and exercises to ensure their success in implementing the Continuity Plan, and perform MEFs within the established recovery time objectives for a period of up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed.