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More And More Schools And Colleges Cancelling Classes Due To Air Quality

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
November 15, 2018 - 2:56 pm

Schools and colleges across the Bay Area have decided to cancel classes as air quality deteriorates across the region from wildfire smoke. 

There was a series of closures announced on Thursday afternoon as particulate matter in the air reached the highest levels since the so-called Camp Fire ignited last week in Butte County. 

The following public schools have announced that there will be no classes on Friday, November 16: Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo and Benicia school districts. All public schools in Contra Costa County will be closed on Friday as well, the county's Office of Education announced. 

San Francisco State, San Jose State, Santa Clara University, Cal State-East Bay, College of San Mateo, Skyline College, Canada College, Mission College in Santa Clara, DeAnza College in Cupertino, Foothill College in the Los Altos Hills and Solano Community College have all canceled classes through the weekend.

UC-Berkeley officials have said that they are monitoring the air quality data, but have chosen to stay open.