Continuity of Operations Plan

The Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) provides the framework for how Radford University will continue operations and perform mission essential functions (MEFs) and associated business functions in the event of an incident, emergency or other event that disrupts normal operations.  This plan establishes the University's procedures for addressing three types of short-term or extended disruptions that could occur individually or in any combination:

  • Loss of access to a facility or portion of a facility;
  • Loss of services due to equipment or utilities failure; and
  • Loss of services due to a reduced workforce.

The COOP is not an emergency response plan.  It is a recovery plan that works as a companion plan with the Crisis and Emergency Management Plan and the IT Disaster Recovery Plan.  This plan encompasses the magnitude of operations and services performed by the institution, and is tailored to the institutions unique operations and MEFs. This plan was developed through a formal planning process involving institutional stakeholders and is compliant with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Continuity Plan Template as required in Executive Order #41 (2019).

For questions regarding the Radford University Continuity of Operations Plan, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 540-831-6696 or