Air Quality

Coronavirus: Okanagan schools spend federal aid on cleaning over air quality improvements

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Okanagan schools spent just a fraction of COVID-19 federal aid money on improving building ventilation. Instead, opting for enhanced cleaning measures and extra staffing. The Ministry of Education provided a spreadsheet to Global News showing how each B.C. school district spent its first allotment of federal funding from September …

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Coronavirus: Quebec recommends against using portable air purifiers in schools – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec recommends against using portable air purifiers in schools - Montreal

Quebec’s health ministry has released the results of its studies surrounding the transmission of the novel coronavirus as it relates to air ventilation in schools. The aim of the study was to take stock of current scientific knowledge to better inform decision-making from authorities in a bid to prevent …

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B.C. looking to buy air purifiers for smoke relief in wildfire-affected communities – BC

B.C. looking to buy air purifiers for smoke relief in wildfire-affected communities - BC

Ahead of a wildfire season in which experts say the presence of smoke would likely increase the death rate from COVID-19, British Columbia is considering purchasing air purification systems for people who require support for cleaner air in wildfire-affected communities. The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has posted …

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