Stevens shifts to remote, Hoboken council meeting postponed, due to poor air quality


The Stevens Institute of Technology has shifted to remote operations through at least tomorrow, with the Hoboken Council meeting has been postponed, due to the current air quality alert caused by Canadian wildfires.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Due to air quality concerns stemming from the Canadian wildfires, the Stevens campus will shift to remote operations beginning at 3 pm today. Remote operations will continue through the end of the day tomorrow, June 8,” Stevens said in an alert about an hour ago.

“Those employees who can work remotely should do so. Essential employees must report to campus. Classes beginning at 3 pm or later today and all classes scheduled for tomorrow will be held online. Individuals living in Stevens housing can remain on campus but should stay indoors and take precautions.”

As a result, all outdoor activities are cancelled, athletic and recreational facilities, the library, and dining hall are closed. The dining hall will reopen on Friday, June 9th at 8 a.m., conditions permitting.

The city has also cancelled all outdoor activities, with Council President Emily Jabbour tweeting that the council meeting scheduled for this evening has been moved to Monday.

“The Hoboken City Council meeting that was scheduled for tonight – Wednesday, June 7 – is rescheduled to be held on Monday, June 12 due to the air quality alert to ensure the safety of members of the public. #Hoboken,” she wrote.

Hoboken is currently identified as being in a red zone with very poor air quality, per the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, with Air Now listing the Air Quality Index in the Mile Square City at 270, which is within the “very unhealthy” category.

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