Humboldt State University closes campus Thursday due to poor air quality, smoky conditions

ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) — Due to smoke from surrounding wildfires, Humboldt State University closes campus for the day.

All face-to-face courses are cancelled, and all outdoor activities are cancelled as well, and should not be moved indoors. Virtual instruction will continue.

Students and staff are urged to stay indoors if possible, but essential services such as the student health center, UPD, and dining and housing are still available to students. All employees are also working from home Thursday with the exception of limited essential personnel.

There are no wildfires currently burning near the university, but HSU says they continue to monitor the impacts of the wildfires in the area.