March 4th Safety & Security Advisory

March 03, 2021

Some of the groups who perpetrated the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol called for a return to the District on March 4.  The Office of Emergency Management has been in close contact with D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) and the National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC) about any current threats to the area. At this time, the NTIC and HSEMA report that there are no planned or permitted events scheduled for March 4, but law enforcement will continue to monitor the situation and alert the community if a threat is identified.   

This is an opportunity to remind everyone of the current National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin that was issued in January.  We encourage you to remain observant and aware of your surroundings as you move around D.C. For community members on the Foggy Bottom Campus, please report anything on campus or in our GW parking garages that looks out of the ordinary. If you see something suspicious or if someone is threatening you or others, call GWPD immediately at 202-994-6111. 

We want to acknowledge the trauma and grief that this particular year may have brought.  Should you wish to take advantage of our community support resources, please reach out to our  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff at 202-994-5300 (option 2) and the Office of Advocacy & Support (OAS) at [email protected] or 202-994-0443.  The Office of Emergency Management will monitor throughout the next several days and will send alerts and advisories to the community as needed.