Originally posted on Sept. 19:
SFUSD is monitoring the air quality in San Francisco. Schools are in session. Our schools have multiple ways to maintain healthy air quality, including HVAC systems and portable air cleaners.
Due to wildfires near the California/Oregon border, the Air Quality Index (AQI) has increased in San Francisco as of Tuesday, Sept. 19. The higher AQI is expected to last through Thursday.
During wildfires or other times when air quality is poor, state guidance recommends prioritizing maintaining healthy air quality indoors. Schools can stay open even if they need to close their windows or decrease outdoor air intake by the ventilation system during these times. Our portable air cleaners offer HEPA filtration and are also designed to neutralize the odors associated with wildfire smoke.
Please refer to SFUSD's Air Quality protocols for more information.