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Air district wants Bay Area employers to extend telework options

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FAIRFIELD — The Covid-19 pandemic has reduced air pollution in the Bay Area, largely due to fewer vehicles on the roadways.

Now the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking employers to help keep the air cleaner by allowing their employees to continue to work remotely.

“The clean air we have experienced since the Bay Area was ordered to shelter in place on March 16 is due, in part, to the accompanying dramatic reduction in vehicle traffic on our roads. Transportation is the (number-one) source of air pollution in the region and taking cars off the road significantly improves the quality of our air. Allowing employees to work from home can be a big part of the solution to keeping our skies blue,” a statement issued by the air district said.

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