WPUDS recognizes the impact of poor air quality during the school day and how it affects daily activities such as outdoor recess and outdoor athletics. The district, as directed by Placer County Air Pollution Control District and Placer County Health and Human Services, utilizes approved programs and guidelines to monitor air quality and make decisions based on current conditions. District officials will push out information to each school site on any necessary changes to outdoor activity and, in severe circumstances, make the decision to close schools. Below you will find resources and official guidance from Placer County Air Pollution Control District that determine safety measures based on air quality thresholds.
Official Air Quality Tracker: AirNow
Www.AirNow.Gov provides the District with real-time air quality tracking right in our area. Because air quality can change rapidly based on wind conditions, AirNow is updated every 15 minutes.
CDPH Wildfire Smoke Considerations
CDPH released considerations for wildfire smoke for health officials. You can review that information HERE.