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Posted on: June 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Community Alert- Poor Air Quality Continues


Weather officials issued Air Quality Alerts across New Jersey

Sensitive individuals including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and the young should limit strenuous activities and the amount of time active outdoors. Levels of fine particulates are now considered unhealthy. This is expected to continue through this evening and get better tomorrow. 

Those with pre-existing health concerns should: 

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities
  • Keep outdoor activities short
  • Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them. 

Others without pre-existing conditions should take the following steps to reduce exposure:

  • Choose less strenuous activities such as walking instead of running
  • Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors
  • Be active outdoors when air quality is better

For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at

Princeton Health Department has KN95 masks available to those needing them. They can be picked up at the Health Dept., 1 Monument Dr or from the Clerk's office at 400 Witherspoon St. 

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