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New Guidance from the Oregon School Activities Association on Outdoor Practices and Events

Ashland High School on Aug. 9, 2018. The Rogue Valley has seen long periods of unhealthy air quality this wildfire season.

The Oregon School Activities Association has some updated guidance on its website for anyone making decisions on whether to cancel, suspend or restart practices or sporting events based on poor air quality.

The organization developed the guidance in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority. The guidance includes specific recommendations, information on the visibility index, information on what steps to take when the air quality index is moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy or very unhealthy.

Check out the guidance and learn more about health impacts under the Smoke and Health tab above. (We've updated the OSAA guidance link on that page too.)