Recess Guidance for Schools:
When to schedule indoor recess based on air quality.
PM2.5 above 55.5 ALL students stay inside
PM2.5 35.3-55.4 Students with respiratory symptoms** & sensitive students*** may stay indoors
PM2.5 below 35.4 ALL students outdoors
lndoor Recess Activity
The school makes the final decision regarding when and where to hold recess.
Check levels at air.utah.gov: Click on "Current."
Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 & Air Quality lndex (AQl)* Levels
*AQI is the EPA's index for reporting daily air quality, based on 5 main air pollutants. lt tells you how clean
or polluted your air is, and its levels of health concern. Learn more at airnow.gov.
**Respiratory symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
***Sensitive students may include those with asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, congenital
heart disease, compromised immune systems, or other respiratory problems.
Parents, with the advice of their health care provider, should inform the school if they believe their child is
part of a sensitive group and should have limited outdoor physical activity when air quality is poor.