Resuming University Operations Monday, Oct. 16


Dear SF State Community,

I am writing to confirm that the University will resume operations on Monday, October 16, per the regular schedule.

We continue to monitor the shifting conditions related to the fires in the North Bay, and the situation is looking more favorable for the upcoming week with rain expected on Thursday. Winds are expected to blow in an easterly direction, and air quality will be moderate. We will continue to evaluate the complex conditions and their effects on the University until the fires are contained.

Mask Distribution

The University has acquired additional disposable respirators for distribution to students, faculty and staff. Starting Monday, students may acquire masks at the Student Health Center, the Mashouf Wellness Center and the information desk of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Faculty and staff should visit Environmental Health & Safety in room 259 of the Administration Building for masks that can be issued for voluntary use.

Monitoring Health and Safety

Please continue to be patient with your fellow students, faculty and staff as they navigate the negative health and safety impacts of this disaster. If community members feel their health or safety is compromised and are unable to come to campus:

  • Students should be in communication with their professors regarding accommodations
  • Staff should contact their supervisor immediately and use sick or vacation time to cover a work absence
  • Faculty should be in touch with their respective Deans immediately to make arrangements for their scheduled classes


For information about physical, psychological and financial resources, along with ongoing updates regarding University status, please visit I have been in touch with area higher education institutions affected by the fires, and we have sent resources and personnel to support their efforts. We continue to stand ready to support and assist in any way that we can.


Les Wong