Here's what's closed in Seattle today due to poor air quality

Sep 15 2020, 5:59 pm

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 Wednesday.

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.

Before leaving your house today, be sure to double-check what’s closed.


Lake Washington

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  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Library curbside pick-up
  • Playfields


Woodland Park Zoo

A pudu fawn (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo)

  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Seattle Center restrooms
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Seattle Aquarium


Mezzanotte Seattle

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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.

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