Flag Colors and Recommended Activity

Green — Great day to be active outside!

Yellow — Good day to be active outside. Students who are unusually sensitive to air pollution could experience symptoms. If symptoms occur, the student may need to take a break, participate in less intense activities, stop all activity, go indoors or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help.

Orange — It’s okay to be active outside, especially for short activities such as recess and physical education or less intense activities. For longer activities, such as sports games, take more breaks. Watch for symptoms and take action as needed. If symptoms occur, the student may need to take a break, participate in a less intense activity, stop all activity, go indoors or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help. Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.

Red — For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and participate in 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. If symptoms occur, the student may need to take a break, participate in a less intense activity, stop all activity, go indoors or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help. Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.