Wildfires around the state have affected air quality in our region. Conditions are not expected to improve this week, and the National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality alert through Friday.
We are watching for air quality updates and will announce any changes to school activities and programs based on recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority guidelines for outdoor activities and the Oregon School Activities Association.
Decisions on school closures will be made in consultation with the Linn County Health Department.
If you have questions, check with your school. Find more information:
- Real Time Air Quality Index: Check this site to determine the current index rating for Albany. If the rating is Very Unhealthy, schools will follow the recommendation to “Keep all students indoors. Move all activities indoors. Limit all students to light activities. Increase rest periods and make substitutions.” Please reference this document for each rating.
- Public Health Guidance for School Outdoor Activities During Wildfire Events
- OSAA smoke memo: Sport team practices are governed by OSAA who provide daily heat and air quality directives to our schools.