Current Status

Wildfires in the Butte County area combined with recent weather conditions have resulted in wildfire smoke in the Bay Area. Updates below.


Emergency Hotlines

650-725-5555
844-ALERTSU (844-253-7878)

For Emergency Assistance

Dial 911
(9-911 from campus phones)

Monday update on air quality

As of 10 a.m. Monday morning, the measured Air Quality Index reading at the nearest monitoring station in Redwood City was 164 for particle pollution, indicating that local air quality remains in the “unhealthy” category.

As such, it is recommended that members of the Stanford community continue following precautions for their personal health and comfort due to the continuing presence of wildfire smoke. For more information, please continue to refer to the Environmental Health & Safety campus advisory, which includes these recommendations:

  • Limit strenuous outdoor activity where possible.
  • For more susceptible populations including older adults, children, and those with pulmonary/respiratory conditions, minimize time spent outdoors.
  • When indoors, keep windows and doors closed.
  • In vehicles, use air-recirculation mode.
  • Drink plenty of water to help minimize potential irritation.

Dish reopening

The Dish and Matadero Trail are scheduled to be open during normal operating hours today, Monday, November 12.

Update on air quality; Dish closure extended

According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, air quality continues to be unhealthy in much of the region due to wildfire smoke, and these conditions are expected to continue through Monday.

“Northeasterly winds are forecast throughout the weekend, blowing smoke into the region, where a continuing high pressure system over Northern California is trapping it at ground level and causing significant air quality impacts,” the district reports.

Precautionary guidance for the Stanford community is available on the Environmental Health & Safety website.

The Dish and Matadero Trail are expected to remain closed through the weekend. Check The Dish website for any updates if conditions change.

Stanford Athletics is providing updates on its website regarding the status of scheduled athletic events.

Dish closure; athletics updates

Due to the poor air quality from wildfire smoke, The Dish and Matadero Trail have been closed for the remainder of Friday, November 9. Gates may remain closed on Saturday if air quality remains poor. Look for updates on The Dish website. In addition, Stanford Athletics is providing updates on its website regarding the status of scheduled athletic events.

Wildfire smoke

The thoughts of the Stanford community are with the many people who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in Butte County. Smoke from the fires is present in the Bay Area today, including around the Stanford campus. Environmental Health & Safety has been providing guidance on its website for members of the Stanford community to address their personal health and comfort.