Medical experts: Stay inside

PHOTO BY EMMA ROUTLEY/THE CHRONICLE ... Air quality is at dangerous levels in the southern Willamette Valley.

The direction from area medical experts could not be clearer: Stay indoors as much as possible. And if you must go out, make it brief and wear a high-quality mask.

“The most important piece of advice is to stay inside ... the most you can. Absolutely do not go out unless you have to,” said Carol Hardisty, a 25-year respiratory therapist and certified asthma education leader with PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center. “And if . . .