shelter-in-place

shelter-in-place

, sheltering-in-place (shel′tĕr)
To seek protection from an environmental hazard by sealing oneself in a safe and secure location instead of fleeing or evacuating. One must stay indoors and rely on stored supplies or, if materials must be imported from a contaminated environment, rely on filtration systems that remove toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other potentially dangerous materials until the hazard passes.
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The office of Rutherford County Emergency Management called for a shelter-in-place for all of Rutherford County, after first requesting that locals heed the affected area on I-24.
Bus routes would not be running during the shelter-in-place.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation had anticipated that the shelter-in-place would hold until at least 8 a.m., according to WGNS Radio.