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Air Quality

The Air Quality Index, or AQI, is a color-coded way for residents to see real-time air quality levels in their area. The higher the AQI, the worse the air quality is and the more cause for concern. Air quality levels are expected to fluctuate throughout the summer. For AQI updates and guidance for your area, go to For more information about air quality and health, please visit

JustAir Partnership

The county is collaborating with local environmental company JustAir Solutions, which provides air pollution monitoring solutions to cities across the U.S. to bring greater transparency into the disparities of air quality. The joint project is focused on gathering accurate, comprehensive data on air quality throughout Wayne County's 43 communities - ultimately giving residents and decision makers critical information needed to create cleaner, safer air.

Visit the JustAir website

Staying Protected during Air Quality Alerts:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible, especially if you are at higher risk.

    • Keep doors and windows closed.

    • Seek shelter elsewhere if you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed. Here is a list of cooling centers - Wayne County Cooling Centers

    • Use air filters to improve indoor air quality. For more information on air filters, visit air filters and fans.

  • For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and avoid intense activities.

  • Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.

  • If you must be outside, consider wearing a N95/KN95 mask.

How to Sign up for Air Quality Alerts:

You can sign up for alerts through system. This subscriber system allows you to choose the area you would like to get alerts for. The system will send the alert directly to your email or send you a text message.
Libraries Offering Air Quality Relief Resources

Select local libraries are offering KN95 masks, in adult and child sizes, to those in need.
Some libraries are also offering air quality relief spaces. People may seek shelter during business hours to find air quality relief when has indicated that the air quality may be hazardous to those unable to avoid air from the outdoors.

Please click below to see which libraries are offering which services:

Library Air Relief Resources

Canadian Wildfires

For more information, please access the following links: or call 1-800-648-6942 Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM for air quality health questions

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has set up a hotline for residents with health questions related to air quality issues. The number is 800-648-6942, and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.

MDHHS Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke Information