Schools and Wildfire Smoke
Northeast Washington has areas affected by wildfire smoke, and that includes schools and their athletic activities.
According to fire outlook reports, there will be a continuation of air quality impacts though August and into September. The fires in Canada are inaccessible and have been responsible for most of the smoke the whole state has been experiencing. Most likely, these will have to be extinguished with fall rains.
Listed below are helpful resources to determine air quality status, activity recommendations, and ways to improve air quality within school buildings.
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.