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Utah state employees asked to work remotely for 2 days due to bad air quality

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 14:35:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The air quality remains poor in Utah due to wildfires raging in the West. As a result, state employees were asked to work from home both Monday and Tuesday.

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The hope being that fewer vehicles on the road would mean less emissions.

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Utah's department of environmental quality said, it expects the air for the next couple of days to be ijn the "unhealthy" or "unhealthy for sensitive groups" categories.