Air Quality Index Outdoor Activity Guidance

Green - GOOD
0 - 50
Great day to be active outside.

Yellow - MODERATE
51 - 100
Good day to be active outside.

Students who are unusually sensitive to air pollution could have symptoms.*

Orange - UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS
101 - 150
It’s OK to be active outside, especially for short activities such as recess and physical education (PE).

For longer activities such as athletic practice, take more breaks and do less intense activities.

Watch for symptoms and take action as needed.*

Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.

Red - UNHEALTHY
151 - 200
For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and do less intense activities.

Consider moving longer or more intense activities indoors or rescheduling them to another day or time.

Watch for symptoms and take action as needed.*

Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.

Purple - VERY UNHEALTHY
201 - 300
Move all activities indoors or reschedule them to another day.

*Watch for Symptoms

Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness. Even students who do not have asthma could experience these symptoms.

If symptoms occur:
The student might need to take a break, do a less intense activity, stop all activity, go indoors, or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help.