The first priority during any emergency will be to regain control of the situation. However, even before this is accomplished, reporters will be arriving on-site. The media relations contact will coordinate any press releases or briefings as well as arranging interview or site visits.

Only the UTIA Chancellor, Media Relations, the Director of Services, or their designees, are authorized to speak on behalf of the Agricultural Campus.

Members of the press may be restricted from entering the area during an emergency if their presence endangers their safety, the safety of emergency responders, and victims or interferes with efforts to bring the situation under control. The Zone Coordinator or Incident Commander will have the authority to restrict any person from entering an area of danger.