Dear Members of the Fordham Community:

Wildfires in the Canadian province of Quebec have led to extremely smoky, hazy conditions in the New York City area; an alert from local health authorities regarding the poor air quality has been issued.

At this time, the University remains open and all classes and indoor events will proceed as scheduled, unless otherwise determined by a dean or supervisor. Individual deans may elect to shift to remote modalities or reschedule classes; students should check with their professors. Employees should contact their managers or supervisors with any questions regarding working remotely or scheduling.

As a precautionary measure, please see the guidelines below:
• Individuals should limit outdoor activity and stay inside when possible, especially those with heart or respiratory conditions.
• Members of the University community who may be particularly sensitive to the current conditions should contact their health care provider if they are experiencing any difficulties.
• If you need to be outdoors, it is recommended that you wear a high-quality mask (e.g. N95 or KN95).

Please don’t hesitate to call Public Safety at (212) 636-6076 or (718) 817-2222 if you have any questions.

Robert Fitzer, Associate Vice President
Fordham University Public Safety