Campus Safety & Emergency Management

Hoverboards banned from Adams State campus

Due to fire hazards related to hoverboards, Adams State University has banned all such devices from campus, according to Vice President of Student Services Ken Marquez. There have been a number of documented incidents of explosion and fire related to hoverboard use, possibly caused by the lithium batteries and/or chargers used in the some models.

Effective immediately, Hoverboards, Skagway's, IO Hawks, Skywalkers, and similar devices, also called smart boards or balance boards, are not allowed in any building on the Adams State campus, including residence halls and athletic venues.

"In light of the danger associated with hoverboards, and the risk posed to students, employees, and visitors, Adams State University's insurance company has advised us to ban these devices from campus for the time being," Marquez said. "The Consumer Product Safety Commission is evaluating these devices and it hopes to issue a ruling in the near future."

Ebola Awareness & Information

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa and claiming thousands of lives in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. One imported case from Liberia and associated locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. Ebola is one of the world's most virulent diseases, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is also following the situation closely, and continues to work with CDC, as well as the Alamosa County Department of Public Health.

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Adams State University is committed to the health and safety of its students, staff, and guests on our campus.

All members of the campus community have a responsibility to educate themselves about emergency procedures and become aware of resources.

An Incident Management Committee (IMC) has established and periodically reviews the Adams State University Incident Management Plan.

The committee is headed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and includes staff with a range of expertise.

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