NATO Summit Action and Status
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold its 25th summit bringing together more than 50 heads of state and national governments at the McCormick Place in Chicago May 19-21.
This event will impact travel throughout Chicago and ALL Jesse Brown VAMC employees should plan accordingly.
* The medical center and all clinics will be open. ALL employees are considered essential during the NATO summit – May 19-21. Employees should report to work during their regular tour of duty unless in an approved leave status.
* Employees who use public transportation under the Transit Benefit Program and plan to drive and park in the parking garage during the summit, should contact Jessica Josephs, Transit Benefit Program coordinator, at Jessica.Josephs@va.gov or ext. 56458.
* Staff must carry their VA issued identification with them at ALL times. Employees should have their ID with them upon entry into the building.
* To report an emergency or suspicious activity, immediately contact VA police at 312 569-6505 or directly at ext. 56505. Employees can also call VA police within the facility by calling 911. Callers should provide as much detail as possible, and stay on the line until instructed by the police dispatcher to end the call.
* Employees should be familiar with emergency codes as follows:
> CODE GRAY-----Police and Security Incident-------If safe, stay in place and wait for further instructions.
* Also, in the event of an emergency, employees should call the main medical center number at 312-569-8387 to hear a recorded message regarding the medical center status and other updates.