News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Coping with hazardous air quality

Air quality in the region predicted to remain hazardous through at least Monday. While air quality conditions remain at hazardous levels residents should limit outdoor activity as much as possible, especially the very young, those over 65 and those with heart and lung conditions.

Cloth and paper masks help control the spread of COVID-19 but will not protect from wildfire smoke.

HEPA filters or a DIY box fan filter can help indoor air quality

Helpful links:

• OregonAir mobile app (free air quality index tracking): available at your mobile app store

• Oregon Smoke blog (coordination between local, state, tribal and federal organizations about wildfire smoke affecting Oregon communities): oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

• Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program (detailed maps, charts and forecasts for the US): https://sites.google.com/firenet.gov/wfaqrp-external/home

• DIY filter instructions: http://ordeq.org/DIYfilter

 

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