As a result of smoke from active wild fires in Washington and Oregon, there is an air quality advisory currently in effect in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Delta School District is monitoring the situation and is consulting with the Ministry of Education and our public heath experts to ensure that our schools continue to be safe environments for our staff and students.
At the advice of our local Medical Health Officer, our schools will limit smoke exposure for staff and students by:
- Allowing students who are sensitive to the smoke to remain indoors during lunch/breaks
- Closing exterior doors and windows
- Re-scheduling outdoor activities, particularly strenuous activities like PE
- Closely monitoring students with asthma or other breathing conditions
All of our schools will continue to implement COVID-19 infection control practices, including maintaining health checks, regular hand washing, remaining in assigned learning groups and physical distancing.