Cleaner air spaces open in Vancouver during air quality advisory
In response to the air quality advisory issued by Metro Vancouver, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board are activating cleaner air spaces.
The following locations are now open:
- Carnegie Community Centre - 9am to 8pm
- Evelyne Saller Centre - 9:15am to 8pm
- Gathering Place Community Centre - 9am to 8pm
These sites offer a limited number of spaces with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or MERV 13 filtering, which can support people struggling with respiratory issues.
Safety guidelines for COVID-19 will be in place at these facilities, such as physical distancing measures, capacity limits, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, and provision of hand sanitizer.
Visitors will be monitored for signs and symptoms of respiratory issues and COVID-19, and referred to Vancouver Coastal Health for medical care where needed.
For updates and more information on the City’s response to extreme heat or poor air quality, visit vancouver.ca/hot-weather.