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Health / Safety

Message to students about High Park fire

June 11, 2012

The following is a message from Jody Donovan, Dean of Students. For more information and updates on CSU's role in the High Park fire, go to http://safety.colostate.edu.

Dear CSU Students,

I know many of you are concerned about the impacts of the High Park wildfire on campus. The fire is located many miles from our main, south and foothills campuses. It is not threatening campus, although there is smoke in the area, which is impacting air quality to a degree.

Details about the information below are available at www.safety.colostate.edu, as well as how the university is helping, but we wanted to share highlights that may impact you directly in this email as well.

At this time, no university activities on the main campus have been cancelled, and all summer classes are continuing as scheduled. We are moving outdoor activities inside as much as possible—and likewise, students and employees are encouraged to move any non- essential outdoor activities indoors to avoid prolonged exposure to the smoke.  The Larimer County Health Department recommends that outdoor physical activities be avoided anytime smoke can be seen or smelled. People who are experiencing health impacts related to the smoke, should work with their supervisor or professor to make accommodations, if necessary.

Classes scheduled at Pingree Park have been temporarily moved to the main campus.

Students who are directly impacted by the fire should call 970-491- 1350. This resource can help you if you have been evacuated from your home or impacted in some other direct way, as well as connect you to counselors if you’d like to talk to someone. If you haven’t been directly impacted by the fire, but know of a student who has been, please call us and let us know. We want to be certain to connect them to our resources, and our thoughts are with those students who have been impacted.

In addition, our students’ generosity continues to make me proud: many of you have asked how you might help those who have been evacuated. The local Red Cross office is coordinating all volunteer efforts. If you are interested, please visit www.helpcoloradonow.org to learn more about how you can help.

Jody

Jody Donovan

Dean of Students/Executive Director Of Parent & Family Programs

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs


Contact: Jody Donovan
E-mail: jody.donovan@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-5312