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Local air quality affects how we live and breathe. During the months of May through September, air quality in the Northern Shenandoah Valley may occasionally reach unhealthy levels due to high concentrations of ground level ozone.
Schools, day care centers, and other businesses in the Winchester area have installed free Valley AIRNow Healthy Air Zone street signs to encourage parents, employees, and patrons to turn off their engines while parked. Each sign is metal, colorful, and 12″ x 18″ in dimension. The signs may be mounted on a metal, green u-channel post or placed directly onto the side of a building.