Statement on Covid-19, Wildfires, High Temperatures, and Air Quality
August 19, 2020
Due to high temperatures and regional wildfires, air quality in Santa Clara County is currently poor. As we take precautions in light of air quality and fire, we must continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department urges those with health conditions who need to stay indoors because of the smoke to shelter at home, where they can be safe from both smoke and COVID-19.
When residents leave their homes, they should continue following all COVID-19 precautions, including wearing face coverings when in public.