Air Quality Alert for NYC Region: 6/7-6/8

June 07, 2023

Dear Members of the Columbia Community,

As you know if you are currently in the New York City region, the Canadian wildfires are continuing to significantly impact the air quality in our region. The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for the New York City region, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended its Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City until the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday, June 8).

  • Members of the Columbia community are encouraged to limit their outdoor activities through the end of the Air Quality Alerts, which is currently the end of tomorrow.
  • Limiting outdoor activities and using face masks when outdoors is encouraged.

Help us protect our campus by closing and locking all windows and blinds, especially in spaces that are not normally occupied. Additionally, to report an emergency on campus 24/7, call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at Morningside, 212-853-3333 at Manhattanville, or 911 immediately.