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Health Alert for Bernalillo County for Blowing Dust

The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Program is issuing a Health Alert due to blowing dust. Those with respiratory conditions in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County should limit outdoor activity.

People who are at higher risk for respiratory issues from blowing dust are also more susceptible to infection and severe health consequences from COVID-19. Exposure to blowing dust can aggravate severity of COVID-19 symptoms, and infection with COVID-19 can increase health impacts from blowing dust exposure. The risk of COVID-19 transmission remains very high, and people who are vulnerable should remain at home whenever possible, especially when blowing dust is present.

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