Extreme heat and wildfire smoke can pose serious risks to social housing tenants that can increase during COVID-19. This page offers tips and tools how to mitigate those risks.
Please note: Some of the information on this page may not be up to date with regards to orders, notices and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer related to COVID-19.
Everyone is at risk of heat and wildfire smoke illnesses in the summer, and social housing tenants are at increased risk because they often have fewer resources.
Building managers and housing providers should communicate with tenants and building staff about the risks of extreme heat and poor air quality, the signs and symptoms of related illnesses, and how to stay safe.
There are different actions building operators, staff and tenants can take to cool a space.
The following resources and webinars will help you stay informed and prepared during extreme heat and wildfire smoke in BC.