Air Quality Monitoring Policies
How Athletics determines if practice/trainings are held
In light of recent air quality issues, the Jesuit Athletic Department would like to update families on the policies in place to keep Jesuit’s student-athletes healthy during periods of poor air quality. The Athletic Department monitors several sources for AQI measurements daily, with the primary source being PurpleAir to show real-time, local air quality.
- Following CIF and general health and safety guidelines, when sports are in-season, all outdoor practices will be canceled if the AQI is above 150.
- While sports are not in-season, including the fall conditioning practices happening now, all outdoor practices will be canceled if the AQI is above 125.
- For days when the AQI is above 100, the Athletic Department will make practice determinations at their discretion, based on AQI predictions and other weather factors.
These policies have been put in place in the best interest of student-athletes, with the goal of keeping them healthy during this conditioning period and ready for when in-season sports begin. Any schedule changes or practice cancellations made due to poor air quality will be communicated to student-athletes and families as soon as the decision is made, typically before 2:00 pm each day. The health and safety of Jesuit’s student-athletes is our top priority, and we will continue working to ensure we are creating a safe environment for our student-athletes to be successful.