With one of the worst air qualities in the world right now that doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon, several Seattle sites have temporarily shut their doors to the public.
In a news conference on Friday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan urged the public to stay indoors and take precautions whenever possible. Most public city areas will be closed until further notice.
Apart from shutting down a number of services, the city has opened an additional shelter for the homeless and those seeking refuge from the smoke.
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Before leaving your house today, be sure to double-check what’s closed.
- Library curbside pick-up
- Woodland Park Zoo (closed until September 17)
- Seattle Center restrooms
- Seattle Public Library
- Seattle Aquarium
Several restaurants have closed their doors due to the fires. Call ahead or check the restaurant’s social media page before leaving the house to make sure that they’re open.