Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The North Bay fires are creating air quality issues across the Bay Area, including Albany. According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Air Quality Index for our area is listed as "unhealthy for sensitive groups”. Both yesterday and today, we notified principals to be very mindful of PE classes, sports events/practices, and lunch/recess periods, and to also be mindful or any students who have respiratory issues. We also asked that schools either turn off or place HVAC/Fans on recycle to keep smoke out of classrooms and offices.
We will continue monitoring local air quality daily and will communicate with schools as long as the fires remain active or until the air quality has been reported as “good” by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.