We would like to acknowledge and thank all the first responders who have been involved in fighting the area wildfires. Also, our thoughts are with the individuals, families and communities affected by these fires in northern California.
As our region continues to experience poor air quality due to these area wildfires, we would like to remind students, faculty and staff to reduce outside activities and exposure to the smoke.
According to the Washoe County Health District – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD), there is expected to be periods of heavy smoke this week depending on wind patterns and proximity to the Caldor Fire smoke plume.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified populations being amongst the greatest risk from wildfire smoke:
AQMD has issued these recommendations to reduce exposure to smoke:
- Stay indoors and avoid outdoor activity
- Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed
- Consult your physician for health questions, especially those with heart and lung issues
- Create a clean air room
We will continue to monitor the current air quality in Reno and provide updates as necessary.
Stay safe, Wolf Pack!