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    2017-08-28: Local Air Quality Warning

    August 28th, 2017

    Smoke from regional forest fires have pushed air quality in the Eugene-Springfield area into the “very unhealthy” zone on Aug. 28.

    The local Air Quality Index (AQI) has climbed to 223 as of 12:30 p.m.

    Many University of Oregon buildings can filter out a portion of the particulates in the air, so remaining indoors is best when possible. Outside doors and windows should stay closed in buildings served by central HVAC systems.

    An AQI between 200-300 is considered “very unhealthy.” Eugene is typically around 30-50 and considered “healthy.” Most people may start to notice symptoms including burning eyes, scratchy throat, and other mild respiratory effects. More sensitive populations may experience more serious symptoms such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

    Recent weather reports suggest smoke may begin to clear out after Tuesday. Please refer to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) for additional information and a current indication of the AQI.

    Advice from the Oregon Health Authority on outdoor activities during wildfire events:

    UOAlert! test

    August 22nd, 2017


    UOAlert! This is a test of the UOAlert! system.

    To register for UOAlert! or to update a cell phone number entry:

    1. Log into DuckWeb (http://duckweb.uoregon.edu)
    2. Select the “Personal Information” menu
    3. Select the “Enter/Update Emergency Alert Phone” link
    4. Enter your text-enabled cell phone number, including area code and then hit “Submit”

    UOAlert! ALL CLEAR – Huestis Hall

    August 18th, 2017


    08/18/2017 @ 8:14pm

    The situation has concluded. Normal campus activity may resume. Summary information when and if available will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu

    Hazmat Incident – Heustis Update

    August 18th, 2017

    August 18, 2017 – 7:20 pm

    Emergency response personnel responded to Heustis Hall this evening for a reported chemical spill. The initial investigation has indicated that the chemical involve does not pose a serious threat; the reported substance is a mild irritant. Two individuals in the impacted lab were transported for precautionary medical evaluation.  An All Clear message will be sent once the building is reopened.


    UOAlert!:HAZMAT INCIDENT Reported

    August 18th, 2017


    UOAlert: HazMat Incident reported on or near Huestis Hall. Emergency response is underway. Updates when and if available will be posted on the alerts blog : alerts.uoregon.edu

    UOAlert! All Clear

    August 10th, 2017


    [August 10, 2017/9:35pm]

    The situation has been resolved near E 13th and Kincaid. Summary information when and if available will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu

    UOAlert!: Law enforcement activity

    August 10th, 2017


    [08/10/17 21:05]

    Law enforcement activity is occurring near E 13TH AND KINCAID. Keep away from the area. Further updates when and if available will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu

    UO Alert removes third, text-to-voice only number

    August 8th, 2017

    The University of Oregon’s emergency notification system, “UO Alert,” has allowed students and employees to enter two additional mobile numbers into their accounts, to receive emergency messages about the UO campus.

    The limitations of the mass-messaging system force the third number to be TEXT-TO-VOICE ONLY, which means those numbers have received not a text, but a phone call with an automated recording of the text content in spoken form.

    Safety and Risk Services has received feedback that the text-to-voice system is not effective and creates confusion. Therefore, as of August 9, UO Alerts will no longer be sent to the third numbers entered into UO Alert accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Another option for people who are not students or employees of the UO is to follow the UO Police Department on Twitter, @UOPolice, to receive simultaneous Tweets of UOAlert messages.

    To make changes to the UOAlert account, go to https://duckweb.uoregon.edu, log in with UO ID and personal access code, select “Personal Information” from the main menu, then select “Enter/Update Emergency Alert Phone Number.”

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