Wildfire season is upon us, creating smoky conditions in the Puget Sound area. Wildfire smoke can have a negative impact on our region’s air quality, posing challenges for organizations responsible for keeping students safe.
The Washington State Department of Health is available to support you during this season. See below for links specifically for schools. We encourage you to visit their entire website for wildfire-related resources.
For schools and school districts:
- Check out this school activity guide that provides recommendations for recess, P.E., and athletic events and practices during smoky conditions.
- For recommendations for schools and buildings with mechanical ventilation, review their resource: Improving Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality during Wildfire Smoke Events (PDF).