Schools are facing more days with unhealthy air quality than ever before, negatively impacting academic performance and increasing absences. Students and parents breathe easier knowing that your school has a plan for protecting student health.
1. Recommendations provided by CAPCOA's Air Quality Guidance Template for Schools and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and Centers for Disease Control’s Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools and Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials.
On days when air quality is very poor, schools are recommended to enforce indoor activity schedules. Monitoring AQI levels at your school and following outdoor physical activity guidelines is one of the most effective ways to protect students from exposure to unhealthy levels of air pollution.