Advisory: College of Marin Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses NOT Expected to be Impacted by PG&E's November 20 PSPS Event
Due to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills late tonight through Thursday morning, PG&E has announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting surrounding counties.
Campuses will remain open and classes will be in session.
Since this power shutoff is expected to affect surrounding counties—including Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma—we understand that many of our employees and students live in areas that may be impacted.
If you have a personal and/or family situation related to the PSPS that prevents you from coming to campus, be sure to let your supervisor or instructor know.
As information from PG&E is subject to change without warning, due to unpredictable weather, it is important to stay prepared.
This planned PSPS outage could impact the commute and/or result in other family considerations (e.g. closure of care centers, schools, etc.). For information relating to PG&E’s PSPS program, visit www.pge.com/pspsupdates.
Resources are available at ReadyMarin.org and PrepareForPowerDown.com. For those with access and functional needs, you can find additional resources on Marin HHS’s Preparing for Extended Outages webpage or Ready.gov’s Access and Functional Needs webpage.
All employees and students are encouraged to verify that their information in COM Connect is accurate (M00# or student ID required). Everyone should also sign up for emergency alerts from AlertMarin, Nixle and PG&E's PSPS Alerts to stay informed at home.
To prepare for a PSPS outage:
- Charge your cell phone, laptop, and other devices
- Fuel or charge your personal vehicle
- Have extra cash, medications, water, and non-perishable food on hand
- Have a disaster go-bag, plan, and grab-and-go list