Business As Usual After Quake


Business As Usual After Quake
University Police Lt. Dan Ponder talks to CLA floor marshalls.

All university buildings have been evaluated and deemed safe following a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, July 29, at 11:42 a.m. The university will return to business as usual Wednesday, July 30.

“There is no question that today's earthquake can create anxiety. If I felt for one moment that any of our buildings were unsafe or put people in harm's way, I would close it immediately,” said President Michael Ortiz. “This campus remains committed to making sure that everyone at Cal Poly Pomona can feel safe about their working and learning environments.”

Cal Poly Pomona remained open after the temblor, which was centered in nearby Chino Hills. As injuries and damages were assessed on campus, the tower and classroom side of the CLA Building was closed as a precaution due to cosmetic damages. A seismic specialist has reviewed the building and deemed it structurally sound and safe for use.

Classes held in the CLA Building on Tuesday afternoon and evening were cancelled. Finals scheduled on Tuesday, July 29 in the CLA Building will be rescheduled. Affected students will receive further information via e-mail, and additional updates will be posted as it becomes available.