Boulder Valley School District

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Stephanie Faren

Director, Health Services

Outdoor Air Quality

Boulder Valley School District understands that poor air quality can create uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions for students and staff, particularly individuals with respiratory health conditions. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment collaborates with AirNow, a national partnership that monitors and provides outdoor air quality data around the State and reports Air Quality Advisories. 

BVSD has recommendations to guide school administrators in decision making related to outdoor air quality based on the Air Quality Index.

Marshall Fire Resources

Boulder County Public Health has information and resources on Air and Water quality in the fire area including detailed air quality monitoring through a series of 25 particulate monitors positioned throughout the fire area including dedicated monitors on all 8 schools in the fire area. Live updates and alerts may be found at: BCPH's Marshall Fire Air Quality Dashboard

Additional resources and information on all environmental quality issues from the burn areas are available on BVSD's Marshall Fire Environmental Quality Information page


Fire and Smoke

The smoke from wildfires contains pollutants that can significantly irritate lungs, cause inflammation and increase the potential for respiratory infections.  The CDC and EPA have resources to help prepare for, stay safe during and after wildfires.  

Wildfires - Resources for health and safety from the CDC

Wildfire Guide Factsheets - EPA resources