SLAC Current Status

Poor air quality affecting work at SLAC


Update from Nov. 16, 1:35 p.m.:

Air quality in the Bay Area remains poor today. Outdoor activities at SLAC will continue to be curtailed today and through the weekend. ARCAS will remain closed until further notice and Starbucks has closed early today at 1 p.m.

Please check this website before Monday morning for further guidance for the coming week.

Update from Nov. 15, 10:58 p.m.:

SLAC will be open and operational on Friday, Nov. 16. The curtailment on outdoor work that was communicated earlier today is still in effect. If you have health concerns or are affected by school closures, please discuss options like flexible hours or telecommuting with your manager.

Contact Environment, Safety & Health at 650-926-4641 for questions or assistance.

For the latest updates from Stanford, visit the university’s emergency website.

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Update from Nov. 15, 9:20 p.m.:

A number of schools in the Bay Area will be closed on Friday, Nov. 16. Staff affected by these closures or who have health concerns should discuss options like flexible hours or telecommuting with their managers.

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SLAC911 alert email from Nov. 15, 3:10 p.m.:

As you are aware, air quality throughout the Bay Area has been poor due to wildfire smoke.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory through at least tomorrow, but the situation can change depending on the winds and the intensity of the fire.

Based on the current Air Quality Index for the Menlo Park area, we are curtailing outdoor work and work in the Klystron Gallery and accelerator housing. The Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC (ARCAS) will also be closed.

There are several options you can take to minimize the impact of the smoke:

  • Stay indoors and discuss work assignments with your supervisor if you have concerns.
  • The Occupational Health Center (OHC) in Building 28 is available for consultation. No appointment is needed.
  • For voluntary use of N95 respirators, please visit https://myohc.stanford.edu and go to Other Forms/Resources and fill out the Voluntary Respirator Use Form. Respirator masks are available at the OHC.

For further information or questions, contact Carole Fried at carolef@slac.stanford.edu.  

Please check back here for further updates.

SLAC Information Hotline (Recorded SLAC status information): 877-447-7522 (toll free)

In the event of an emergency, this page and the SLAC Information Hotline will be updated, and affected parties will be directed here.

What to Do in an Emergency?

  • Safety First! Your safety is the most important thing.
  • Call 911.
  • After calling 911, call SLAC Security x5555, then notify your supervisor.

Emergency Resources

In Case of Emergency

 

  • Safety First!
  • Call 911
  • After calling 911, call SLAC Security x5555, then notify your supervisor.

Emergency Numbers

 

  • Fire and Police: 911
  • SLAC Security: x5555 (650-926-5555)
  • SLAC Medical Department: x2281 (650-926-2281)
  • Radiological Incidents: 650-504-3364 (duty cell phone, emergency, support outside normal hours)
  • Deputy Facility Manager: 650-804-5465
  • SLAC Information Hotline (Recorded SLAC status information): 877-447-7522 (toll free)
  • See the Emergency Contact List for more numbers.