Avoid all outdoor activities and stay inside as much as possible. Close your windows and doors. Check on your friends, family, and neighbors, especially older adults and pregnant people, to ensure their safety.
No, these aren’t tongue-in-cheek tips for characters in a horror movie, but actual tips for actual people living in Milwaukee.
On Tuesday morning, the City of Milwaukee Health Department issued an air quality advisory, due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires. “The Air Quality Index (AQI) is currently in the Purple ‘Very Unhealthy’ category,” reads a Health Department press release, “which means all members of the general public may experience health effects, including coughing, wheezing, reduced lung function, asthma attacks, heart attacks, and strokes. Those with existing medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and COPD are at a higher risk and should take precautions seriously.”
The full list of tips:
• Avoid all outdoor activities and stay inside as much as possible
• Close your windows and doors
• Implement high-efficiency air filters indoors, if available
• Wear an N95 mask if you have to be outside, especially those with existing medical conditions
• Check on your friends, family, and neighbors, especially older adults and pregnant people, to ensure their safety
Accordingly, tonight’s Chill On The Hill has been canceled. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to perform.
“Due to the unsafe outdoor air quality, we have made the decision with the MSO to cancel tonight’s show,” reads a statement from Chill On The Hill. “The health of both our performers and our guests is of utmost importance. Take care of yourselves, and we hope to see you next time, July 11!”
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