There is currently no air quality monitor in Newport, but it has been visibly of concern. It may be that Newport is at Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups based on Spokane and Post Falls monitors. Keep people with asthma, respiratory infection, lung or heart disease, and diabetes indoors. Limit these people to moderate activities. For others, limit to light outdoor activities.
Wellpinit and Colville are at Moderate. Monitor people with asthma, respiratory infection, lung or heart disease. Increase rest periods as needed.
Listed below are helpful resources to determine air quality status, activity recommendations, and ways to improve air quality within school buildings.
- You can check statewide air quality conditions at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ . Local monitoring stations currently exist in Wellpinit, Inchelium, and Colville. There are neighboring monitor stations in Post Falls and Spokane.
- If wildfire smoke impairments exist in your area, use the Improving Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality During Wildfire Smoke Events handout that provides recommendations for schools with mechanical ventilation.
- Additional information about local fires, smoke, and air quality forecasting can be found at Washington Smoke Information.