Rocklin not distributing N95 Masks
City Encourages Residents to Follow Placer County Health Advisories
The City of Rocklin has had multiple inquiries from the public interested in acquiring N95 masks due to the poor air quality caused by the smoke from the Camp Fire burning in Butte County. The Rocklin Fire Department did distribute a very limited supply of masks they had on hand but the City is not distributing N95 masks en masse.
Rocklin encourages the public to follow recommendations from Placer County Public Health and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, which are listed below.
Here are recommended ways to reduce your smoke exposure:
- Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed; if possible run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” setting
- Limit outdoor exertion and physical activity
- Leave the smoke-impacted areas until conditions improve, if possible
- Reduce unnecessary driving. If traveling through smoke-impacted areas, be sure that your vehicle’s ventilation system is on recirculate
- Avoid the use of non‐HEPA paper face mask filters, which are not capable of filtering out extra fine particulates
Anyone experiencing questionable or severe symptoms should seek professional medical advice and treatment if they have any questions or concerns.
Keep in mind that air quality can change rapidly at different times during the day due to wind shifts; therefore, it is important to monitor the smoke throughout the day in your area and make outdoor plans accordingly.
Information on air quality and smoke can be found at www.placerair.org/infoandeducation/wildfiresmoke or www.sparetheair.com. Additional statewide information can be found at the California Smoke Blog at www.californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com.