Air Quality

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Air Quality Overview

FUSD strives to provide a safe and healthy environment at school facilities for students, staff, and community members. FUSD’s Environmental Safety Board Policy and Administrative Regulation, established in 2020, outline the District’s response to mitigate environmental hazards when air quality levels and/or forecasted levels indicate a significant health risk.

Monitoring Air Quality

FUSD will consult Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) resources and monitor local health advisories (including BAAQMD) and outdoor air quality alerts to obtain current levels and forecasts.

When air is particularly low, district staff check these sites regularly as to be able to communicate accurate information to the sites via radios and email.

Activity Restrictions

During school/work hours, FUSD will follow activity restrictions for specified air quality levels as provided by the Alameda County Office of Education, which points to the BAAQMD’s School Air Quality Activity Recommendations:

Watch for Symptoms

Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks for those with and without asthma. Symptoms might include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness.

If symptoms occur, take a break, go indoors, or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help.