Parents are you worried about your child(ren) being outside during times of poor air quality?
The air quality along the Wasatch Front continues to deteriorate due to a winter inversion. This means bad air quality is accumulating and it will continue to worsen until a new weather pattern expels the pollution.
The Utah Department of Health has shared a “Recess Guide.” It offers suggestion of when schools should schedule indoor recess based on air quality.
Parents, wondering if your child should stay indoors for recess b/c of the #inversion? Use our recess guidance at https://t.co/LYH2ZqFjKX. #actnow4cleanair pic.twitter.com/dOJmZlZp7H— Utah Dept. of Health (@UtahDepOfHealth) December 11, 2017
In the end, the school makes the final decision regarding when and where to hold recess, but the health department encourages parents to inform they school if they believe their child is a part of sensitive group and should have limited outdoor physical activity when air quality is poor.