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Vancouver opens ‘clean air spaces’ across the city during advisory [Video]

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VANCOUVER –The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board are opening up "clean air spaces" in response to Metro Vancouver’s air quality advisory.

There are five locations across the city, allowing the public to drop in and visit a building with high efficiency air filters.

Those space are:

  • Carnegie Community Centre – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Evelyne Saller Centre – 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Gathering Place Community Centre – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mount Pleasant Community Centre – 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Wednesday and 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday to Friday and 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
  • Vancouver Public Library Central Branch lower level rooms – opening hours to be announced

“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,” said the city in a news release.

Safety guidelines for COVID-19 will be in place, such as physical distancing measures, capacity limits, frequent cleaning of …

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