Hermiston schools cancel Monday classes due to ‘diminishing air quality inside buildings’
HERMISTON, Ore. — The largest school district in northeast Oregon canceled classes Monday afternoon due to “diminishing air quality inside buildings” as a result of wildfires burning across the West Coast.
Hermiston School District said classes were suspended for the remainder of the day Monday. They will start up again as regularly scheduled on Tuesday morning.
“We will continually monitor air quality throughout the day,” the district said.
According to the EPA’s AirNow, the air quality in Hermiston was rated as “hazardous” as of 2:20 p.m. Monday, meaning all residents should avoid going outside.
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