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Campus Notice Regarding Wildfires

UPDATE 5:30 A.M. Friday, December 8

CSUN is open and operational Friday, December 8.

Based on individual circumstances, some students and employees may still be significantly impacted by the fires. Students unable to attend class Friday should notify their instructors, and employees unable to report for work should contact their manager. Faculty and supervisors are asked to continue providing latitude to students and employees affected by the fires.

This is the final alert message about the fires unless conditions warrant additional updates.

Thank you and please be safe.


UPDATE 4:30 P.M. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7: CAMPUS TO REOPEN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

With improved air quality, travel conditions and weather forecasts for the area surrounding CSUN, the campus will be open and operational Friday, December 8. The California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District have consistently indicated air quality within the moderate to good range today, and the campus is outside of any fire evacuation zone. University officials will monitor conditions and will post an update to CSUN.edu by 6 a.m., Friday, December 8.

While classes will be back in session Friday, given the continued and ongoing threat of fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, students, faculty and staff should continue to stay vigilant. The health and safety of the campus community remains CSUN’s top priority. Students unable to attend class Friday should notify their instructors, and employees impacted by the fires or needing assistance should contact their manager.

Faculty and supervisors are asked to provide accommodations to students and employees affected by the destructive fires and unprecedented weather conditions. CSUN’s finals schedule and academic calendar are not affected by today’s closure.

CSUN students, employees and others should monitor CSUN.edu and the following dial-in numbers for further information: 1-866-535-2786 for faculty/staff and 1-866-515-2786 for students and the community.


ALERT: CAMPUS CLOSURE AND WILDFIRE UPDATE, 5:30 a.m., Thursday, December 7.

CSUN campus is closed and classes have been canceled for Thursday, December 7. High winds and smoke from the fires in and around the San Fernando Valley have affected air quality on campus and traffic conditions. University officials are closely monitoring the situation and will post updates as necessary.

Students, faculty and staff should not come to campus Thursday. Students should consult with their instructor if they have questions regarding their coursework. Employees scheduled to work this day will be granted administrative leave (with no deduction to personal hours accrued) due to the campus closure.

Physical Plant Management employees are asked to report to campus in accordance with their work schedule and to contact their supervisor if they are unable to do so. Employees designated as “essential personnel” by their supervisor should also report to campus.

CSUN students, employees and others should monitor this website and the following dial-in numbers for further information: 1-866-535-2786 for faculty/staff and 1-866-515-2786 for students and the community.


UPDATE: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6.

CSUN's campus remains open and operational. The South Coast Air Quality Management District continues to indicate Northridge air quality to be in the moderate range. Campus officials will monitor the situation through the night and will post an update by 6 a.m., Thursday, December 7.

The devastating and ongoing fires have touched so many in the CSUN community. We ask you to remain safe. Instructors and supervisors are asked to exercise latitude in accommodating those affected by the fires. Students unable to attend class should notify their instructors. Employees impacted by the fires or needing assistance should contact their manager.

CSUN students, employees and others should monitor this website and the following dial-in numbers for further information: 1-866-535-2786 for faculty/staff and 1-866-515-2786 for students and the community.


UPDATE: 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6

CSUN's campus remains open and operational Wednesday as the South Coast Air Quality Management District has indicated Northridge air quality to be in the moderate range. Campus officials are closely monitoring developments and will provide updates in the event conditions change on campus. Physical Plant Management staff has modified campus air conditioning systems to recirculate indoor air and mitigate smoke odors.

A new fire, the Skirball fire, is now burning in the Sepulveda Pass, leading to the closure of the 405. The Creek Fire in Sylmar, the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County continue to burn affecting students, faculty and staff.

These devastating fires are affecting members of the campus community differently. With the fires impacting travel and widely varying air quality throughout the region, instructors and supervisors are asked to exercise latitude in accommodating those affected by these fires. Students unable to attend class today should notify their instructors. Employees impacted by the fires or needing assistance should contact their manager.

CSUN students, employees and others should monitor this website and the following dial-in numbers for further information: 1-866-535-2786 for faculty/staff and 1-866-515-2786 for students and the community.

Thank you and remain safe.


Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the Creek Fire in Sylmar, the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. These fires continue to burn within and near the San Fernando Valley. Winds have dispersed much of the smoke around CSUN and the campus has not experienced significant air quality impacts.

Smoke advisories have been issued for portions of Ventura County and Los Angeles County. CSUN Environmental Health and Safety is actively monitoring information from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the California Air Resource Control Board and we will provide updates in the event conditions change on campus. Preemptively, Physical Plant Management staff have modified campus air conditioning systems to recirculate indoor air and mitigate smoke odors. If you have sensitivity to air quality, please avoid vigorous outdoor activities and try to remain indoors with windows and doors closed. Visit www.aqmd.gov for more information.

The campus currently remains open and operating as usual. Employees impacted by the fires or needing assistance should contact their manager. Students with questions regarding their classes should contact their instructor or their department.

CSUN employees and students and others should monitor this website and the following dial-in numbers for further information: 1-866-535-2786 for faculty/staff and 1-866-515-2786 for students and the community.

Text to 911 Capability to Reach CSUN Police Services

As members of our CSUN community may recall, last fall Police Services announced a major upgrade to our emergency 911 system, which now allows the CSUN community to dial 911 to reach the CSUN Police when using a cell phone on campus.  We have been working with the State of California’s 911 Office of Emergency Services 911 unit and several major cell carriers to acquire the ability to enhance the ability of the CSUN community to reach 911 through texting via your cell phone and we can now can announce this capability!

Effective August 14, 2017 CSUN Police Services 911 center can accept text to 911 calls from the CSUN community.  Here is how it works:  Text to 911 is a free program for sending a text message addressed to “911” instead of placing a phone call.  To use it, you address the message to 911 and enter the emergency in the body of the text, making sure that you also add your exact location, or else our dispatch center won’t be able to dispatch help your way. Since it is all text based, you will hear a response for more follow-up questions, or when help is on the way.  Text-to-911 is useful for any situation in which it is dangerous or impossible to speak.  It also allows for improved technology for our deaf population on campus.

Should you have any questions about this new feature to reach CSUN Police in an emergency, please contact public information officer, Christina Villalobos at (818) 677-7922.

CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services’ strong relationship with the community, officers began this week using body-worn cameras when in the field.

CSUN’s police department is one of the first in the CSU system to deploy the cameras. In addition to the transparency and accountability provided by the cameras’ recordings, numerous studies have shown they encourage respectful behavior by both officers and members of the public, said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin. Members of the community will see the cameras on the upper center of the officer’s chest and a “red” light indicating the camera is active.

“We are proud of the positive relationship we have with the CSUN community and the level of trust that our community has in its police department,” Glavin said. “It is important that we always seek ways to improve the high-quality service expected of our department. This technology is being adopted by police departments across the country, and it’s our turn.”

Using body-worn cameras is just the latest example of CSUN police efforts to strengthen its relationship with and service to the campus community. Read More


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