Air quality update

For those returning to the Stanford campus after travels elsewhere this week: Local air quality has improved substantially following rain and the diminishment of the Camp Fire in Butte County, which is now 95 percent contained.

As of Friday morning, air quality readings at Stanford’s nearest official reporting station in Redwood City are back in the “good” range.

We expect the Stanford campus to be operating normally this coming week (the week of November 26), and we appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone during the recent period of smoky air.

As a reminder, this year’s Cardinal at Work Cares Donation Drive has expanded to benefit those affected by the recent wildfires. The drive, open through Friday, November 30, will help provide wildfire victims in Paradise and elsewhere in the state with basic personal care and toiletry essentials. Please see the Cardinal at Work Cares website for additional information.