All Berkeley Unified schools, programs and offices are open today. John Muir Elementary School is the only District school impacted by the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff and does not currently have power. John Muir is open today.
Meanwhile with the regional wildfires affecting local air quality, we are following Alameda County and State guidance on activities in schools. At 7:00 a.m. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reported a reading in the “red” zone in Berkeley. As a result we are cancelling all outdoor activities include recess, PE and athletic practices.
The county (ACOE) and state (CDE) follow EPA and CDC advice that when the air quality is in the red zone, schools should cancel or limit outdoor activities. Individuals with sensitivities such as asthma should remain indoors.
The District continues to monitor air quality levels, including the local Bay Area Air Management District, the regional AirNow site, and the National Weather Service, and will keep families and staff advised of important changes via email, the District website and on Twitter.
Please look for an update, and a Spanish language translation, this afternoon.