Individual teachers in the room will open windows, if required. On hot days, with the windows closed, the cooling will make face masks more comfortable. If windows are open on hot days, the cooling will not be as effective, which will impact the students wearing masks.
York Region Public Health (YRPH) states that students should continue to wear masks indoors. YRPH suggests having students step outside to take a rest/breather. For more information, please read YRPH’s protocol on how to safely use portable fans in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flushing the building refers to starting the ventilation air 2 hours prior to the entry by occupants and continuing to run the ventilation 2 hour after occupancy.
Below are measures taken to ensure improved air quality: Reviewed recommendations by American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to reduce virus spread in schools Plant Services has assessed the Boards Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in all schools Preventive Maintenance Schedules are completed Assessing air filters in buildings and … Continue reading “What measures have been taken to ensure improved air quality?”