The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Classes cancelled at SF State over bad air

Classes have been cancelled at San Francisco State University through the end of this week due to continued smoke blowing across the Bay Area from Butte County’s deadly Camp Fire.

The announcement came Wednesday after a Winter Spare the Air Alert was extended through Friday. The cancellations were effective as of 5 p.m.

In addition to SF State’s main campus at 1900 Holloway Ave., the university’s Downtown Campus and the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus in Marin County will be closed until Saturday, Nov. 17.

Residential Life services and on-campus living community, dining services and essential personnel will remain open and accessible to students, the university reported in a statement.

Per the statement, Residential Life will have 24-hour on call staff and is “planning indoor activities for residential students on campus.”

The Student Health Center, which will remain open Thursday and Friday, will act as a distribution center, providing ventilation masks for students. Students and essential personnel may pick up masks during the weekend at the front desk of the university’s Tower Conference Center.

“As the devastating fires continue to affect communities throughout California, we are keeping them in our thoughts, and we stand ready to support and assist in any way that we can,” said SF State President Les Wong.

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