PHS Air Pollution Policy

Current Air Quality Index (AQI) at Panyarat High School

AQI 0 – 49 | GOOD

Health Implications: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.

School Policy: No action needed.

AQI 50 – 99 | MODERATE

Health Implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

School Policy: Teachers will monitor students with pre-existing conditions. They may be excused from doing P.E. outdoors or other outdoor activities.

AQI 100 – 149 | UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS

Health Implications: Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.

School Policy: All students: Outdoor activities may be restricted.  Students with pre-existing conditions will be monitored. They may be excused from doing P.E. or other outdoor activities.

AQI 150 – 199 | UNHEALTHY

Health Implications: Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

School Policy: All Students: All outdoor P.E. lessons are moved to the classroom. Students will be prevented from any outdoor activities during breaks and lunchtime. Other outside activities may be canceled as appropriate. 

In classrooms and hallways, windows and doors must be closed. 

Students with pre-existing conditions will be monitored. It is strongly advisable that this group wear N95 masks.

AQI 200-299 | VERY UNHEALTHY

Health Implications: Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

School Policy: All outdoor lessons and activities must be canceled.

In classrooms and hallways, windows and doors must be closed.

Students with pre-existing conditions will be monitored.

It is strongly advisable that all students and staff wear N95 masks.

AQI 300+ | HAZARDOUS

Health Implications: Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

School Policy: All outdoor lessons and activities must be canceled.

In classrooms and hallways, windows and doors must be closed.

Students with pre-existing conditions will be monitored.

It is strongly advisable that all students and staff wear N95 masks. 

The school may be closed if deemed necessary.