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To combat COVID-19, the buildings on the ARC campus now perform four air exchange flushes an hour. During a flush, the outside air is brought into the building, filtered, and exchanged with the inside air. (Photo Courtesy of Pablo Manzo)

ARC improves air quality to minimize COVID-19 risk

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

According to opinions shared during the listening sessions and surveys conducted by the Los Rios Community College District, many American River College staff and students are concerned about ventilation...

According to the Los Rios Community College District, if air quality index (AQI) readings exceed 200, they may again temporarily suspend the few on-campus operations going on this semester. According to the CDC, any AQI readings exceeding 300 are considered hazardous. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Leibrock)

District plans to monitor AQI levels as wildfires ravage the state

Dylan Lillie, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

Since August, wildfires around California caused the air quality in Sacramento to increase to unsafe levels. On the morning of Sept. 8, Sacramento’s air quality index (AQI) reached 484, according to...

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest...

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