November 13, 2018
Dear Campus Community,
We are very sorry to hear of the devastation many Californians are experiencing due to the fires in both Northern and Southern California. Our thoughts are with those affected.
The fires throughout California, particularly the Camp Fire east of Chico, continue to pour smoke and particulate matter into the Central Valley. According to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District this afternoon, the City of Turlock is at the low end of Level 3 (unhealthy for sensitive groups). Individuals with sensitivities should wear personal protection equipment while outdoors.
The levels of outdoor risk include:
- Level 1: Good
- Level 2: Moderate
- Level 3: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
- Level 4: Unhealthy
- Level 5: Very Unhealthy
Indoor activity should not be affected. Our building air handlers filter and clean our air, making the buildings safe to occupy.
Employees: If you are experiencing symptoms due to the indoor environment, please refer to your supervisor for additional information and guidance, just as you do with other workplace health or illness.
We will continue to monitor the air quality and will provide campus with action steps should the air quality levels continue to deteriorate.
To review hourly updates on the air quality, please visit the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District website.
Ellen Junn, Ph.D.