County Schools asked to stay open as poor air quality blankets region

Fremont Union High School District schools to remain open in current air quality conditions.Fremont Union High School District schools to remain open in current air quality conditions.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department is recommending that school districts throughout the County remain open during this period of poor air quality brought on by the Butte County fires.

According to a news release posted on the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s website, the SCCOE will monitor the air quality and will continue to take extra precautions that have been recommended by the County Public Health Department.

“We have asked our districts to check with facilities teams to ensure ventilation systems are in working order, while replacing filters and HVAC systems as required; and make sure the system is set to recycle indoor air, and not bringing in air from outdoors.”

Approximately 74 Bay Area School Districts have closed due to the poor air quality.

For updates on air quality in the area, click here

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