Is there a storm? Are the roads snowy and slippery? Are you wondering whether you need to come in to your class, lab, or office? If conditions warrant, INRS may decide to suspend its activities for safety reasons, and close one or all of its buildings.
How is the decision to suspend activities made?
The management of the research centres and the senior administration of INRS will, in consultation, decide to temporarily suspend the activities based on the following information sources and criteria:
- Weather reports and forecasts issued by Environment Canada;
- Road conditions as reported by Quebec’s Ministère des Transports;
- The ability of local public transit to continue operating.
When is a notice of suspension issued?
If activities are suspended temporarily due to snow, for example, INRS will contact all members of its community in anticipation of the morning and afternoon activities. as follows:
INRS communicates with all members of its community in anticipation of the morning and afternoon activities. Notices of suspension of activities are issued according to the following schedule:
Cancellation of morning activities: Before 7 a.m
Cancellation of afternoon activities: Before 11 a.m.
The closure may apply to one or more buildings at various INRS locations in Quebec.
INRS will always clearly indicate where closures are taking place. When necessary, INRS issues updates on the closures of its buildings during the day.
If there are no alerts, you can assume that buildings are open and activities are taking place as scheduled.
Means of communication of suspension notices
INRS will use a variety of communication methods:
In case of absences and late arrivals
For information about excused absences and late arrivals, see the Directive on the Temporary Suspension of INRS Activities (In French).