Air Quality

Air Quality Game Cancellation Policy


In consideration of the health and safety of our players, coaches, referees, and spectators we have adopted the EPA’s recommendations to guide the cancellation of games.


Use these websites to check air quality.

https://www.purpleair.com/map#11.43/40.6244/-111.7776


Sensor Name: Cottonwood Heights


and

 

https://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=slc


If the AQI is red or higher, all games will be cancelled.


As team composition varies, there may be teams with many individuals who are sensitive to air pollution. If the AQI is orange, it is up to individual coaches to cancel game play.  Coaches may reschedule a scrimmage match during their weekday practice.


Air Quality Index The Air Quality Index (AQI) provides an indicator of how dangerous the air is to breathe based upon the measurement of various ground level pollutants, such as ozone and small particles (PM2.5). In areas where the AQI is not determined, measuring PM2.5 is a good substitute for determining the air quality.


AQI colors

EPA has assigned a specific color to each AQI category to make it easier for people to understand quickly whether air pollution is reaching unhealthy levels in their communities. For example, the color orange means that conditions are "unhealthy for sensitive groups," while red means that conditions may be "unhealthy for everyone," and so on.

Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern

Numerical

Value

Meaning

Good

0 to 50

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

Moderate

51 to 100

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.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

101 to 150

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

Unhealthy

151 to 200

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

Very Unhealthy

201 to 300

Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

Hazardous

301 to 500

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

Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the "Hazardous category." Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.

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