Minimizing the effects of wildfire smoke during COVID-19
Current Issues and Events - June 29, 2020
Wildfire smoke occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase susceptibility to the virus and other infections by causing
irritation to the respiratory system, resulting in altered immune function. Populations vulnerable to smoke, including those with compromised immune systems,
children under 18, pregnant women, adults 65 and over, and outdoor workers need to be aware of this risk.
Encourage your community to take these actionable steps to minimize the respiratory effects of wildfire smoke.