The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended its air quality health advisory into today, Thursday, June 7th, for a majority of New York State.
Air quality is expected to remain at unhealthy and even potentially hazardous levels. The advisory is until 11:59pm tonight.
The Cortland County Health Department is urging residents to remain indoors with windows and doors shut until air quality returns to below hazardous levels. Masks are being encouraged for people to wear such as the N95 and KN95 masks, which will reduce the inhalation of fine particles from the air.
People may experience coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and shortness of breath. Those who have asthma and heart disease, are likely to experience worsened conditions.
To view the latest air quality levels in your area, visit AirNow.gov.