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Bay Area schools remain closed due to poor air quality

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Many classes canceled until after the holiday weekend

Update, November 18: Many Bay Area schools will remain canceled Monday due to the foul air quality stemming from the Camp Fire.

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and University of San Francisco will cancel all classes on Monday, November 19; Tuesday, November 20; and Wednesday, November 21. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, November 26.

San Francisco Unified School District will also be closed this week as well.

Here’s a list of school that will be closed Monday:

  • San Francisco State University
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Santa Clara University
  • De Anza College
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • Ohlone College
  • Foothill College
  • Diablo Valley College

In light of today’s unhealthy air quality—brought on by the ongoing Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history—the majority of public schools and colleges in the Bay Area closed for the day, including San Francisco State University and USF.

SFSU canceled classes for the majority of their network, which includes the main campus near Stonestown, the downtown campus, and the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon campus.

Here’s a list of Bay Area colleges with closed campuses today:

  • All Oakland Unified School District schools
  • All San Francisco Unified School District schools
  • All Alameda County public schools
  • All Contra Costa County public schools
  • Cal State East Bay (Hayward, Oakland, and Concord campuses)
  • Cañada College
  • City College of San Francisco (CCSF)
  • De Anza College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Foothill College
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Laney College
  • Mills College
  • Mills College Children’s School
  • Mission College
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose City College
  • San Mateo Community College District
  • Santa Clara University
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • University of San Francisco
  • West Valley College campus

The smoke has also caused numerous delays at San Francisco International Airport, primarily affecting short-travel flights along the coast.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Camp Fire has torched 142,000 acres, killed 63, and destroyed at least 8,650 homes.

This list will continue to update.