IDEM issues air
quality action notices for northern and central Indiana.
Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality
Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Friday, June 19, 2020 in
the following areas: Northwest Indiana Ð Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties;
Northeast Indiana Ð Allen, Huntington; North Central Indiana Ð St. Joseph,
Elkhart; Central Indiana Ð Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware,
Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and Shelby.
everyone to help reduce ozone while remaining safe during the COVID-19
health crisis by making changes to daily habits. You can walk, bike, or work
from home when possible; combine errands into one trip; avoid refueling your
vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.; turn
off your car engine when idling for more than 30 seconds (e.g., at a bank or
Conserve energy by
turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or above.
Air Quality Action
Days are in effect from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on the specified date. Anyone
sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are
high. Children, the elderly and anyone with heart or lung conditions should
reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.
weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality
forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts,