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December 3, 2020, 9:00 AM
The City of Irvine has issued an air quality warning today due to a vegetation fire approximately 10 miles from campus. Currently, the fire is burning away from the City of Irvine and no evacuations are in place for the city.
The Concordia University Irvine campus is not in any danger, and we are actively monitoring the situation. The University is following the recommendations of the City of Irvine for its area and advising the campus population to shelter in place and wear masks. There is no fire threat to the campus – just smoky air quality.
Due to high winds, students are advised to watch for downed trees and tree limbs when outdoors.
Classrooms with good ventilation, including the Library, are open to students. Classes will continue to meet online for the day.
October 27, 2020, 12:00 PM
Concordia’s Main Campus and Park Place Campus continue to face no threat from the Silverado Fire at this time. The winds have died down and air quality has significantly improved in the Irvine area.
Athletic practices are cancelled for Tuesday (today). In-person and online classes will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, October 28 at both the Main Campus and the Park Place Campus. All employees may return to both campuses for work on Wednesday.
Campus Safety and the Emergency Operations Center continue to receive regular updates from Orange County Fire Authority and Irvine Police Department. For a list of area evacuations, visit CityofIrvine.org.
October 26, 2020, 5:30 PM
As we head into the evening hours, our campus remains at a safe distance from the spread of the Silverado Fire. The campus is not under any evacuation order or possible evacuation notice.
CUI’s Emergency Operations Center is monitoring the situation and is in close contact with Orange County Fire Authority and the Irvine Police Department regarding all updates concerning the fire.
Due to anticipated poor air quality from the Silverado Fire and high winds predicted for tomorrow, in-person instruction will not occur at the main campus or at Park Place on Tuesday, October 27. Instead, in-person instruction will move online to the extent that it can for Tuesday. Courses that are already online will continue as normal.
Your professors will email you tonight to tell you if the in-person course will meet online on Tuesday or if alternate arrangements will be made to cover the content and accomplish the learning objectives for that session.
In-person courses will resume on Wednesday, October 28, unless you receive further notice from the Provost's Office with different information.
CUI’s Titan emergency notification system will send updates via email, voice messages, and text messages. Students are encouraged to subscribe to emergency text alerts and keep their cell phone number current in the system. Sign up at cui.edu/MyCUI, go to My Records, and My Information, and choose to receive alerts. Updates will also be sent out via CUI’s main social media accounts (@ConcordiaIrvine) and posted on cui.edu/emergency.
Please pray for our first responders, and those who have been affected by these local fires, including our own faculty, staff and students.
October 26, 2020, 12:00 PM
Concordia is suspending in-person class instruction today, Monday, October 26, due to a vegetation fire in Santiago Canyon approximately six miles from campus, forcing the evacuation of parts of the city of Irvine near the fire.
The Concordia University Irvine campus is not in any danger, and we are actively monitoring the situation. We have advised commuter students not to come to campus and sent non-essential employees home.
The University is following the recommendations of the City of Irvine for its area and advising its campus population to shelter and wear masks. There is no fire threat to the campus--just smoky air quality.
Classrooms with good ventilation, including the Library, are open to students.
This page will be updated regularly as the situation develops.
In the event of an emergency, this site will be updated regularly for the Concordia University Irvine community, parents, and the general public. University Marketing and Communications will post updates as new details and instructions become available.
Concordia University’s emergency notification system will send updates via email, voice messages, and text messages. Students and employees are encouraged to subscribe to emergency text alerts and keep their cell phone number current in Concordia’s emergency notification system. You can do so in My Records - under My Information, choose to receive alerts. Updates may also be sent out via email and through Concordia's Twitter account (@ConcordiaIrvine).
Concordia University Irvine has a plan in place to manage major emergencies and disasters affecting campus, including earthquakes, active shooters, fires or explosions, medical emergencies, and more. Detailed information about Concordia's safety services, policies, and emergency response efforts is available on the Campus Safety website and in the latest Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
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