variants: or less commonly shelter in place
Definition of shelter-in-place
: instructing or requiring people to remain in their current location until a danger has passed The governor has issued a shelter-in-place order. : of or relating to sheltering in place shelter-in-place drills — see also shelter in place at shelter entry 2
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