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Jackson County News Release: An Additional Air Monitor in Central Point for Country Crossings

CONTACT:  Tanya Phillips, Jackson County Public Health, 541-770-7708
DATE OF RELEASE: July 26, 2018. 6:00 PM

[Medford, OR] - Jackson County Public Health has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency to place an additional air monitor in Central Point, at the Expo to monitor the air quality from wildfire smoke during the Country Crossings event.

To check the status of air quality for the Country Crossings event, people will need to access the Oregon Smoke Information Blog If people are accessing the blog from a phone, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “View Web Version.” The air monitor for this location is a triangle on the map and located near Medford.

For people who are attending the Country Crossing events, these are recommendations if it is smoky outside:
·         Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated can keep airways moist which will help reduce scratchy throat, headaches, running nose and cough.
·         Take breaks from being outside in the smoke.  There is the BoxCare Stage that has air conditioning and can provide relief from the smoke if needed.
·         People with respiratory and heart health issues may be sensitive to the wildfire smoke. If you feel you need medical attention, there is medical assistance available at Country Crossings.

·         For information on smoke and wildfires in Oregon, visit   
·         For information on smoke and wildfires in California,   
·         For more information about wildfires and health threats from wildfire smoke, go to