Once the Governor rescinds the mandatory evacuation order; the Emergency
Management Director will activate the Re-Entry Plan. Re-entry will be
conducted in phases beginning with allowing those with Level I access into
the impacted areas to restore essential services and infrastructure.
Municipalities may enforce their own identification procedures at
jurisdictional access checkpoints if they deem it necessary.
Level I Access
All public officials and personnel having key roles in life safety and
the restoration of critical services after a disaster will be allowed to
enter the impacted area. All Level I personnel will be required to present
and wear in full view an authorized employee identification badge. No
personal vehicles will be allowed to enter impacted areas during Level I
access, except governmental personnel reporting for official business.
Level II Access
This allows for re-entry of critical support groups, relief workers, State
certified (SLED) security officers, healthcare personnel, business owners/essential
staff, insurance adjusters and any other person(s) authorized by the jurisdiction to
provide services or reduce economic loss. All Level II personnel will be required to
present and wear an authorized employee identification badge at the checkpoint.
Level III Access
Residents and business operators shall have access to areas that have been deemed
safe by the authority having jurisdiction. When possible, every effort should be made
to safely assist these persons to their property if access is limited. All residents
and business operators must show proper identification and documentation to enter an
impacted area. Residents with special needs shall be assisted back into their
dwellings once sufficient support services are available to sustain and assist their