Updated Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Both the heat and air quality are important factors to consider before planning outdoor activities. Due to wildfires still active in many parts of the Bay Area, including in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, air quality continues to remain at moderate to unhealthy levels. You can check the air quality for where you live or plan to visit at Bay Area Air Quality Management District website.

Keep in mind that when temperatures are high, it’s critical that you carry water for yourself, children, and four-legged friends. We also advise that you keep your hikes short and look for shaded parks and trails to visit.