Air District Operations

The Air District is taking steps to ensure Bay Area air quality and public health are protected while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect. Permits for businesses adjusting operations to aid in the public health response will also be expedited. Read more... | en Español

Wood Burning Prohibited

Spare the Air Alert in effect through Friday, October 2.  Wood burning is banned.  Burn bans can occur year-round for wildfires. Smoke from wildfires is impacting air quality.  See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

About the Air District

Linda Rudolph

Dr. Linda Rudolph

Dr. Linda Rudolph is a public health physician with over four decades of experience in local and state government and non-profit organizations. Currently, Dr. Rudolph is the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute, where her work has focused on building capacity in local health departments to integrate climate change into public health practice and on supporting health professionals as climate and health champions. She previously served as Deputy Director for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the California Department of Public Health. At CDPH, Linda was the founding chair of the California Health in All Policies Task Force under the auspices of the Strategic Growth Council.

Dr. Rudolph has also served as the Health Officer and Public Health Director for the City of Berkeley, Chief Medical Officer for Medi-Cal Managed Care, and Medical Director for the California Workers' Compensation Division. Linda received her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and her M.P.H. and B.A. from UC Berkeley. She is board-certified in Occupational Medicine and worked for many years in occupational health, initially with the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers' International Union.

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Vanessa Johnson
Manager, Executive & Administrative Resources


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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Tuesday,

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Wednesday,

    Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 6/19/2018