FLU PREVENTION TIPS
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LYME DISEASE INFORMATION
Please follow this link for a brochure from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lyme Disease - What You Need To Know
VVS HEAT INDEX AND WIND CHILL ADVISORY GUIDELINES
Heat index and wind chill will be assessed by the building designee using the WeatherBug app and the zip code for the respective school building. Each school building will assess heat index and wind chill individually given the variant weather-related factors and will adhere to the procedures listed below for decisions around student activities. This protocol serves as a guideline for student activities; extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
Additional information regarding Heat Index Procedures for athletic activities can be found at http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Safety/Heat%20Index%20Procedure.pdf.
Feels like (heat index)
Restriction on outdoor athletic activities
Restriction on outdoor physical education and recess
Under 79 degrees
80 to 85 degrees
Provide water and frequent breaks, monitor athletes for heat illness, consider reducing amount of time for practice sessions
86 to 90 degrees
Provide water and frequent breaks, monitor athletes for heat illness, consider reducing amount of time for practice sessions and/or postponement of activities
91 to 95 degrees
Provide water and scheduled breaks from activity every 15 minutes, monitor athletes for heat illness, consider reducing amount of time for practice sessions and/or postponement of activities, encourage lightweight, loose fitting clothing to be worn for athletic activities
Provide water and scheduled breaks from activity every 15-20 minutes, consider reducing amount of time for outdoor activities, consider postponing events
96 degrees +
No outside sports activities; inside activities held in air-conditioned locations or with limited movement
Outdoor activities with limited movement only and with water provided, indoor activities held in air-conditioned locations with limited movement
Feels like (wind chill)
Restriction on outdoor activities
18 to 40 degrees and above
Students to dress in layers for outdoor activities
17 degrees and below
Indoor activities only
*Students are provided access to water fountains at all times throughout the day including during outdoor activities.
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