Emergency Notifications

for College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College

All Campuses and District Office Closed Effective at 1pm Today Due to Unhealthy Air Quality

August 19, 2020

Due to unhealthy air quality in much of San Mateo County, all campuses and facilities of the San Mateo County Community College District will close at 1:00 pm today for all in-person activities. This closure includes the following locations and services:

  • Cañada College
  • College of San Mateo
  • Skyline College
  • SMCCCD District Office
  • San Mateo Athletic Club (SMAC) and its pools
  • Student laptop and technology distributions
  • Materials and supply distributions for classes
  • All community recreational use such as walking or biking

These closures DO NOT affect students taking online/remote classes or faculty and staff working remotely.  Online classes and remote work should continue as scheduled today.

For those students and faculty scheduled to meet for face-to-face classes today, your classes are canceled as of 1pm. Instructors should contact their students and communicate about alternate plans.

Closures are in effect until 5:30 am on Thursday, Aug. 20. An announcement will be made by 6pm tonight whether campuses will reopen on Thursday, Aug. 20. The District will announce any further closures by 6pm each day about the following day’s closures via the following:

The District Emergency Website will be updated several times per day with links to the latest air quality index (AQI) data. See or visit the Bay Area Air Quality Management District website for more information.

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