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Posted on: August 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Spare the Air Alert Issued and Unhealthy Air Quality in Danville

August 24 Air Quality Map

Danville continues to be impacted by poor air quality caused by fires burning in the Bay Area.  A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Monday 08/24 through Wednesday 08/26 in the San Francisco Bay Area: https://www.sparetheair.org/
Air Quality in Danville is listed as unhealthy today due to the smoke from area wildfires. The community is encouraged to remain indoors today and limit any strenuous outdoor activity.

EBRPD Regional Parks Closed Due to Extreme Fire Activity

Until further notice, ALL REGIONAL PARKS ARE CLOSED except for some shoreline parks and interpark regional trials. For your health and safety, avoid visiting Regional Parks at this time. Park Closures and Fire Warning Updates | COVID-19 Park Resources


For general information and tips, please see Contra Costa Health’s wildfire smoke web page.

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.
  • Keep outdoor activities short.
  • Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.

Everyone else – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard.
  • Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.
  • Be active outdoors when air quality is better.

Stay Connected:
Visit our Stay Connected webpage: www.danville.ca.gov/stayconnected to see how the Town issues Emergency Notifications.

Spare the Air Updates:
https://www.sparetheair.org/

Air Quality Updates:
https://www.airnow.gov 

Fire and Smoke Map:
https://fire.airnow.gov/ 

Weather Updates
https://www.weather.gov/mtr// 

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