Civil Disturbance

Civil disturbances are visible actions designed to advocate a position on a particular issue. Most are peaceful and only occasionally cause an inconvenience; they become problematic when they obstruct business. We rely on the local authorities to advise us of protective actions that should be taken during a local disturbance in or around the property. It is important to avoid the area around the demonstration and not provoke the demonstrators.

Emergency procedures may include one or more of the following:

  • Secure entry to the building
  • Secure all stairwells
  • Secure elevators on a given floor
  • Restrict access to the building
  • Partial building relocation
  • Shelter-in-place directive

In the event of a civil disturbance, tenants may be asked to remain in the building and shelter-in-place, under the advisement of law enforcement agencies until the disturbance is under their control.

If your company chooses to close and evacuate the building, please notify the property management office, (617) 737-8640 so there is a record that your suite is empty. This information will be helpful if the situation escalates.