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  1. Shelter in place

    Shelter in place (also known as a Shelter In-Place Warning, SAME code SPW) is to seek safety within the building one already occupies, rather than to evacuate the area or seek a community emergency shelter. The American Red Cross says the warning is issued when "chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment" and residents should "select a small, interior room, with no or few windows, taking refuge there."

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  1. shelter in placenoun

    An official order, issued during an emergency, that directs people to stay in the indoor place or building that they already occupy and not to leave unless absolutely necessary.

    Submitted by doudou_25 on November 14, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shelter in place in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shelter in place in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Judge Eloy Vera:

    The local and valley hospitals are at full capacity and have no more beds available. I urge all of our residents to please shelter-in-place, wear face coverings, practice social distancing and AVOID GATHERINGS.

  2. Mariam Farzayee:

    He was talking to me about he’s terrified for his own life and he feels so helpless and doesn’t know what he can really do from there, he said the night before, the Taliban had come to his house and they broke a ton of windows in his neighborhood and they also broke the windows in his cars. He said all he could do was shelter in place because there’s really nothing he can do.

  3. The Colorado Springs Police department:

    The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in the area, aVOID Centennial and Fillmore active shooter scene is not secure. Shopping Center shelter in place.

  4. Michael Pachter:

    I think consumers will be thankful for something new to play given that so many find themselves cooped up under shelter in place regulations, so yes, I think that staying home will have a positive impact on sales.

  5. Kristi Noem:

    South Dakota is the only state in America that never ordered a single business or church to close, south Dakota never instituted shelter in place, never mandated people wear masks.

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