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It is hard to predict if Aspen will be impacted by wildfire smoke during your visit. Unfortunately, summers in the west and across the nation are regularly impacted by wildfire smoke. The best thing to do is be prepared. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about the impacts of wildfire smoke based on your current health.
You can find more information about wildfire smoke and air quality on the following websites:
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Outdoor activity is not recommended when the air quality index is orange or higher. With the AQI, the lower the number, the better and the colors are like a stoplight.
Find out what the current air quality index is at www.AspenAirQuality.com.
If you must work outside when the air quality is poor, take measures to protect yourself and your employees:
At EPA’s AirNow.
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The impacts of wildfire smoke on Aspen’s air quality can only be predicted for 1- 2 days. We recommend the following websites for more information about where smoke is moving and air quality levels:
Keep indoor air quality clean in your home by: