Air pollution is a combination of particles and gases that can cause harm if in large quantities. Soot, smoke, mold, and carbon dioxide are a just a few examples of common pollutants. Whether it is a result of wildfires, household chemicals or any source of pollution, it is important to stay informed on how to address air quality issues. The following resources are general guidance for schools regarding Air Quality and potential school closures due to wildfires and other hazards.
Air Quality Guidance Tool (PDF)
A template for local guidelines to determine school activity levels during smoky conditions.
Guide to air quality levels in different counties.
California Department of Public Health- Indoor Air Quality
Information on factors that impact indoor air quality.
California Department of Public Health- Outdoor Air Quality
Information and research on outdoor air quality.
CDC - Air Quality
General information on air quality.
EPA.gov - Indoor Air Quality
How to protect indoor air quality in homes.
U.S. EPA - Air Quality
Information on air quality preparedness.