(A) The managing officer of a correctional institution may designate all or a portion of an institution to be placed in lockdown status. Such status shall expire after twenty-four hours unless approved and extended by the director or designee.
(B) Lockdown status may be created whenever normal institutional operations are interrupted by exigent circumstances.
(C) The level of services provided to inmates in lockdown status shall be established by the director or designee, in consultation with the managing officer, according to the nature of the circumstances.
(D) If lockdown status is extended then it shall continue until the director or designee, in consultation with the managing officer, determines either another status is appropriate or the exigent circumstances are concluded.