As a parent or gaurdian of a child in elementary school, you may be wondering what you can do to help protect your child during poor air quality days. Below are four tips for you to take in order to preparefor the winter months and poor air quality in Utah.
Become an expert on the Utah Recess Guidance recommendations and what they mean for your child.
Talk with your doctor and determine if your child is "sensitive" to poor air quality. Sensitive children may include the following:
If your child has asthma, make sure to have your child's doctor fill out and sign the Asthma School Form and have it on file at your child's school. This form includes an asthma action plan and the medication authorization and self-administration form, in accordance with Utah Code 53A-11-602. Learn more here.
If your child is "sensitive" to poor air quality, contact your child's school secretary or nurse and let them know. Alerting the school of your child's sensitivity will help them prepare to better protect your child during poor air quality days.
There are a number of ways to monitor the current air quality levels in your area: