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Air Quality ‘Hazardous’ in Grants Pass

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The air quality continued to deteriorate in Josephine County, and county Public Health officials now say people should consider leaving the area to avoid the smoke.

The air quality in Grants Pass has consistently been recorded in the “hazardous” category this week. That means everyone could feel negative health effects. Some people were seen covering their mouths with particulate masks while walking around town Wednesday.

People are being asked to stay indoors as much as possible and limit outdoor activities.

“Be safe-stay indoors! If you have the resources and ability to do so, consider leaving the area!” Josephine County Public Health tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The Grants Pass YMCA has closed the Caveman Pool for the rest of the week, and has also postponed other outdoor programs like soccer leagues and field trips.