Quebec Government Mandates Air Quality Monitoring In Schools
Education Minister announces 'testing in every classroom'
In light of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 infection, Quebec is to introduce mandatory classroom air quality monitoring.
When Quebec's government conducted air quality tests on 1,369 classrooms through the autumn, it emerged that 3 per cent of them had carbon dioxide levels above the 1,000 parts per million level generally taken to indicate unacceptable levels of exposure to exhalates.
Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced that monitors would now be used to check air quality in every classroom in the Canadian province, and that staff would be briefed on the importance of improving ventilation. Mr. Roberge added that schools with poor air quality would be closed, and the students moved to alternate spaces.
Read more about the Quebec provisions here.
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