- Author: Mike Hsu
Much of California is experiencing high temperatures with predictions of extended high heat through next week, so this is a good time to review heat safety information and recommendations.
Please take appropriate heat illness prevention measures throughout the holiday weekend and beyond, especially those who are working or spending time outdoors. You can find UC ANR information and resources about preventing heat illness at https://ucanr.edu/sites/ucanr/News/Heat/ and
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
As we head off into a long holiday weekend and many of us are taking extended summer vacations, I wanted to wish everyone a safe 4th of July and share a reminder of COVID-19 protocols.
Stay safe over the holiday weekend - If you are making fireworks part of your July 4th celebration, please keep to the “Safe and Sane” versions. To prevent fires and injuries, remember to keep everyone, especially youngsters, a safe distance from fireworks, read the instructions, and have a bucket of water and a hose handy to keep you and your family safe! For more firework safety information, see
Dear UC ANR Community,
We have all experienced so many challenges this year, and now we face the challenges wrought by more than 300 wildfires around the state. Some of you have had to evacuate to safety, wondering if your homes will be standing when you return. Others are sheltering family and friends who have had to evacuate. Power outages and poor air quality are adding to the stresses we face in the midst of a global pandemic.
We would like to remind you of resources that are available to help the UC ANR community weather this time of crisis.
- Supervisors are encouraged to be flexible and understanding with staff who have been impacted by the fires or power outages. If you cannot work due to fire...
This week, in response to a trend of increasing COVID-19 cases and potential strains on hospital capacity in many areas of the state, Governor Newsom ordered that certain business sectors and activities must scale back their operations. Additional business sectors were ordered to cease indoor operations in more than 30 counties that are on the State's Monitoring List due to their current testing rates, disease transmission data, and hospital status. As a result of this roll-back of the...
- Author: Brian Oatman
As wildfires continue to burn in the north and south portions of the state, many of us are also affected by poor air quality. For the past several days, throughout much of Northern California, air quality measurements have ranged from “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” to “Very Unhealthy” as measured by the Air Quality Index (AQI).
Based on public health and air quality management information, we have developed the following recommendations:
- Monitor your local air quality predictions and real-time data. Most county or regional Air Quality Management Districts post this information on their website. You can find your local Air Quality Management District here: