FAP Air Quality Monitoring and Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 9, 2020

As respiratory health is a factor in determining a person’s risk and response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, it is essential that residents living in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland continue to have access to air quality information. We wanted to assure you that, with the support of our community, industry and government, Fort Air Partnership remains committed and has the resources to continue to effectively deliver air quality monitoring and reporting in the region. This includes providing data to Alberta Environment and Parks so a daily and forecast Air Quality Health Index can be calculated and communicated.

We are following and incorporating Government of Alberta COVID-19 direction as it evolves and, like other Airsheds across the province, have employed Business Continuity Plans to ensure air quality data remains available to the public and to our other stakeholders. Through the Alberta Airsheds Council, Airsheds are working cooperatively to ensure adequate resources and technical expertise continues to be employed throughout the province.

With the appropriate measures in place to protect the health of our dedicated staff and contractors, we are able to maintain a high level of data quality during this unprecedented time. We will let you know if future circumstances impact any of our network operations. If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please contact Executive Director Nadine Blaney at nadine.blaney@fortairmail.org or call 780-289-6631.