Unhealthy air quality leads to precautionary measures at schools

Photo courtesy of NorCal FireWeather.Photo courtesy of NorCal FireWeather.

Due to the Butte County fires, Cupertino schools are being extra cautious with their students as worsening air quality smothers the South Bay.

Fremont Union High School District campuses are open, but schools are keeping students indoors and limiting exposure to unhealthy air. A post on the district website reads: “Students and staff will remain indoors during instruction time, as well as during lunch and break times. Classrooms and indoor spaces have been made available through the week during breaks so that students and staff limit their exposure to the air.”

The Cupertino Union School District is keeping its schools open, but students, staff, and volunteers have all been asked to remain indoors for recess, breaks and after-school activities. 

De Anza College students were also notified Thursday morning that campus is closed for the day.

Today marks the sixth day that the Bay Area’s air quality is in the unhealthy zone, due to the smoke from the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County. 

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is recommending all residents stay indoors. 

For updates on air quality in the area, click here