The forest fires in northeastern Ontario and Quebec continue to impact the air quality in Waterloo Region.

As a result, Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for Ontario, including Waterloo Region.

Today, the air quality levels are expected to fluctuate between Moderate Risk (4-6) and High Risk (7-10) throughout the day.

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, schools have been advised to reschedule any planned strenuous outdoor activities (i.e. track meets) and postpone or reschedule any spring camps (i.e. football).

Outdoor recess may still continue, however students will be encouraged to avoid any strenuous activities and schools are asked to accommodate individuals who are at a higher risk.

Schools have also been advised to keep doors and windows closed, and continue running HEPA units.

If you have any concerns, please contact your school administrator.