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Carson Tahoe Sees Slight Increase in Patient Volumes Due to Air Quality

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Press Release from Carson Tahoe Health:

(Carson City, Nev-) Currently, Carson Tahoe Health has experienced only a slight increase in patient volumes due to respiratory concerns linked to the "Hazardous" air quality caused by the Rim Fire.

Carson Tahoe Health has taken steps to proactively prepare and protect patients within CTH facilities.

Precautions include consolidating entrances at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center (CTRMC) and Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center (CTSMC). These inpatient care areas have been equipped with air scrubbers and fans which have effectively maintained good air quality within the facilities.

Carson Tahoe Health recommends that community members:

  • Stay inside
  • Refrain from exercising outdoors
  • Don't use vacuums or gas stoves
  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • When driving your car in smoky areas, keep your windows and vents closed, make sure it's set to re-circulate so you're not bringing in outside air

Source: American Lung Association

Air quality is expected to remain poor throughout the week. Hourly air quality updates can be found at www.airnow.gov

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