Campus Alert: Air Quality Update

Friday, August 27, 2021, 4:30pm

TO: SSU Campus Community
FR: Missy Brunetta, Director for Emergency Services and Associate Risk Manager

Dear Campus Community,

Currently, Sonoma State is not under threat from any regional wildfires. However, air quality has continued to deteriorate around campus. At this time, the air quality index (AQI) has been at or above 150 based on the measurement tools the university uses when considering mitigation measures. 

N95 masks are now available for the campus community at the following locations:

  • Student Center, 1st floor Information and Tickets desk
  • Seawolf Service Center
  • Library, 2nd floor circulation desk
  • REACH Office

The use of N95 masks is optional for all students and employees at this time. Instructions on how to appropriately use N95 masks are available at the distribution site.

We ask all employees and students to keep doors and windows closed. Signs have been placed near automatic doors asking for visitors to use alternate entrances to reduce the amount of smoke entering the building. Employees who do not work outdoors and students should minimize time outdoors.

Employees are encouraged to notify their supervisor if they observe noted decreases in air quality. Supervisors and managers should report any changes to conditions to

We will continue to provide updates via the SSU website and email.