Because of your due diligence in maintaining safe practices, UC ANR COVID-19 infection rates remain below community rates. Many are weary from the additional effort required to keep loved ones and colleagues safe, and our work is not done. By working together, we can continue to protect those around us, and ourselves. Let's focus on getting through this last push before everyone has had the opportunity for vaccination.
Last week, the Governor and State Public Health Director issued a new Regional Stay At Home Order, requiring additional restrictions and limitations on public activity for...
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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:
I know we're all concerned about the devastating fires burning around California. I reached out to all of the ANR locations that I knew or thought may be affected by the active fires in California. The greatest impact is in Sonoma and Napa counties and at Sierra Foothill REC. We have heard that all employees are safe – a couple of people remain evacuated and are not yet able to return home to assess any damage. Below is a summary of what we know about some of the ANR locations.
ANR location status – as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10:
Sonoma UCCE – Office was closed Monday,...