DCDSB - Air Quality Update for June 7, 2023

Posted On Wednesday June 07, 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers:

We want to provide an update on activities in the Durham Catholic District School Board for Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Based on consultations with the Durham Region Health Department and an anticipated worsening Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) as the day progresses, we have recommended that students be kept indoors for recess and lunch today. For those attending track and field, students have been moved indoors, and remaining events have been cancelled. Students will return to their schools as soon as possible.

The DCDSB will continue to work with the Region of Durham to monitor the air quality and introduce additional safety measures where needed. For more information on outdoor air quality, please visit the Region of Durham website.

We anticipate similar recommendations will be in place on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

School ventilation will continue to be adjusted as required. Portable HEPA units are currently being used throughout our schools. 

For tips and more information on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke, please visit the Government of Canada website.

If you have any questions, please contact your school.

Durham Catholic District School Board