If you live in metro Atlanta, you may want to stay inside Monday

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The Gist: Air quality on Monday is expected to be at dangerous levels for some residents. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued a Code Orange air quality alert.

What is Code Orange?: Code Orange means the air quality is considered unhealthy to children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease.

When is it dangerous?: The air quality will be poor all day, but ozone levels are at their highest in the late afternoon and early evening. Those who are in the sensitive groups listed above should avoid prolonged periods of time outdoors.

Which Counties are part of the alert zone?: The following counties will be impacted:

Barrow
Bartow
Carroll
Cherokee
Clayton
Cobb
Coweta
Dawson
DeKalb
Douglas
Fayette
Forsyth
Gwinnett
Hall
Henry
Newton
North Fulton
Paulding
Pike
Rockdale
South Fulton
Spalding
Walton

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