Vulnerable populations, including those who are aging, who have chronic asthma or other health conditions, are pregnant, and children under 2, are particularly at risk for complications from smoke inhalation.
If you are a vulnerable person to the best of your ability, you should:
- Remain indoors, preferably in a space with filtered air.
- Drink water. Smoke suppresses thirst and increases dehydration. Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Contact your healthcare provider if you have questions about your medical condition or concerns about smoke exposure symptoms.
- Continue to practice COVID-19 safety including wearing a face covering, washing or sanitizing hands frequently and maintaining physical distance from others.