The air quality advisory for our region currently remains in effect. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to consult with and follow the guidance of our local public health experts at Fraser Health.
Although air quality is expected to improve this week, our schools are prepared to take additional steps as needed. Depending on the quality health index measure, these steps may include keeping exterior windows and doors closed, allowing students who are sensitive to smoke to remain indoors during lunch/breaks, and reducing strenuous outdoor activities.
Our school district continues to have effective Covid-19 health and safety measures in place, including daily health checks, frequent hand hygiene, the practising of respiratory etiquette, student learning groups, enhanced cleaning protocols, and maximizing physical distancing measures. These measures will continue to provide important layers of protection as we wait for the smoke to clear.