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Friday School Closures and Restrictions Announced for the Bay Area

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The Butte County fire leads to a smoky haze over UC Berkeley and the city on Nov. 9, 2018. The Camp Fire has contributed to very unhealthy air across the Bay Area since it began on Nov. 8, 2018. (J.P. Dobrin/KQED)

Updated 7 a.m. Friday

The Camp Fire in Butte County has led to unhealthy air quality across the Bay Area. In response, a number of school districts are closing schools Friday or restricting students to indoor activities only. Find out more information from the county offices of education below. A number of Bay Area colleges and universities are also closing their doors Friday. This post will be updated as we learn more.

Alameda County

All Alameda County public school districts will close Friday, according to the Alameda County Office of Education. See the full list of districts in the county.

Contra Costa County

All Contra Costa County school districts, Contra Costa County Office of Education schools and the CCCOE main office will close Friday. See a full list of closures.

Marin County

All Marin County school districts will close Friday.

Napa County

The Napa County Office of Education and all Napa County school districts will be closed on Friday, the district wrote in an email to KQED. The school districts are:

Napa Valley Unified School District
St. Helena Unified School District
Calistoga Joint Unified School District
Pope Valley Union Elementary District
Howell Mountain Elementary District

Not all of the Napa County school districts above have posted information regarding the closures, so we've linked to their sites in case they do.

San Francisco

All San Francisco Unified School District schools, central offices and after-school programs will close Friday. See a full list of schools.

San Mateo County

School district leaders in San Mateo County are monitoring air quality and will decide whether to remain open or to close school. Some schools have already made decisions to close Friday, so please check the San Mateo County Office of Education website to find out their status.

Santa Clara County

As of Thursday evening, Santa Clara County Office of Education officials said schools will not close Friday. SCCOE officials said they are advising all students to remain indoors and will cancel outdoor activities Friday.

Solano County

All school districts in Solano County and Solano County Office of Education programs, except for the Juvenile Detention Facility, will be closed Friday.

Sonoma County

At least a handful of Sonoma County schools will be closed on Friday. Per a new policy, most of the county's schools will make their decisions beginning at 5 a.m. the day of. Check here for updates from the Sonoma County Office of Education.

College and University Closures

Many universities and campuses around the region will shut down Friday, including California State University East Bay, Cañada College, College of San Mateo, College of Marin, Dominican University of California, Foothill College and Foothill College Sunnyvale Center, Foothill De Anza Community College, Mills College, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and University of San Francisco.


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