If the air is smoky and hot, what can people do to protect their health when they do not have air conditioning/HVAC?

*5/28/20 This information was developed before the COVID-19 health emergency. Please supplement this information with the latest advice from state, local, Tribal and federal agencies, including the EPA website and CDC webpage

  • Leaving the area may be best for those with health conditions that put them at higher risk for illness.
    • Go to a local public building with air conditioning such as a movie theater, mall or library.
    • Seek a local clean air shelter.
    • Seek shelter at a friend or relative's home away from smoke.
  • If you must stay put: