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Fire Update: Campus Closures & COVID-19 Testing Cancelled

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October 26, 2020

Dear UCI Students:

Early this morning, a fire began in the area of Santiago Canyon Road / Silverado Canyon Road and mandatory evacuations orders have been issued for Orchard Hills on Irvine Blvd. from Bake to Jamboree. We have not received any orders for campus residents to evacuate.

Due to the unhealthy air conditions, all COVID-19 testing for on-campus residents will be cancelled today. More information on rescheduling appointments is forthcoming.

The following units are closed until further notice: 

  • Student Health Center
  • Anteater Recreation Center
  • Anteater Express
  • Child Care Services
  • FRESH Basic Needs Hub 

Student residents are advised to stay indoors.

Environmental Health & Safety will continue to monitor the air quality on campus and will coordinate with UCI’s Emergency Management to notify groups who may be affected by the air quality. Information will be updated at www.uci.edu

For more information on the Air Quality Index and current fire information, please visit ehs.uci.edu/enviro/air-quality/current-air-quality.php.


Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
University of California, Irvine