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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.

Air Now External link opens in new window or tab.
Guide to air quality levels in different counties.

California Department of Public Health- Indoor Air Quality External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on factors that impact indoor air quality.

California Department of Public Health- Outdoor Air Quality External link opens in new window or tab.
Information and research on outdoor air quality.

CDC - Air Quality External link opens in new window or tab.
General information on air quality.

EPA.gov - Indoor Air Quality External link opens in new window or tab.
How to protect indoor air quality in homes.

U.S. EPA - Air Quality External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on air quality preparedness.

Questions:   Jeffrey Reyes | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0327
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 12, 2019
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