Santa Clara University and Cal State East Bay canceled classes Thursday because of smoke from the Camp fire, officials said.
Air quality around the universities has been classified as “unhealthy,” according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. As a result, the universities have stopped most operations, officials said.
At Cal State East Bay’s three campuses in Hayward, Oakland and Concord, all classes, work and events were canceled. Only dining halls, residence halls and the campuses’ student health centers remained open, university officials said.
“These conditions change and are unpredictable and we are continually monitoring pollution levels,” university officials said in a statement. “In any case, we should take precautions for the health and welfare of students, staff and faculty. These include checking air quality reports and curtailing or canceling outdoor activities and events as appropriate. Building HVAC systems have been set to recirculate and not draw in outside air.”