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Smog Alert

When the Air Quality Management District notifies the CSU Long Beach campus that a smog alert is in effect for the area the following steps should be taken.

Campus Community

Anyone observing a member of the campus community having respiratory distress should contact the University Police at 9-1-1.

University Administration / University Police

The agency notified should contact the Office of Safety and Risk Management and report the notification. 

During a First Stage Smog Alert all vigorous and strenuous activities should be reduced or shortened.

During a Second Stage Smog Alert all forms of vigorous activity must be discontinued or cancelled.

During a Third Stage Smog Alert students, staff, and faculty should remain indoors and restrict movement as much as possible.

During any smog alert try to reduce or eliminate the use of University vehicles and/or gas powered engines as much as possible.

Return to Normal Operations

If the incident has resulted in the evacuation of part or all of a campus building(s) then those areas will remain closed until the University determines:

  • The area is safe to occupy
  • All immediate police and rescue activity has been completed.
  • Any and all investigations or repairs have been completed.
  • There is no longer a need to keep the area closed.

NOTE:  Some areas may remain closed longer than others.