The Air Quality Index in the Tacoma area was recently reported a 127, deeming it “unhealthy for sensitive groups” or USG.  The unsafe for sensitive groups is defined by the following:


“People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.”


Fife School District administrators will continue to respond to concerns on a case by case basis using recommendations for the health department.  Our coaches will also follow recommendations from Washington Department of Health.


  1. Recess - Keep students with asthma, respiratory infection, and lung or heart disease indoors.

  2. PE - Limit to light outdoor activities. Allow any student to stay indoors if they don’t want to go outside

  3. Outdoor Activities - Students with asthma, respiratory infection, lung and heart disease, or conditions like diabetes shouldn’t play outdoors.

  4. Students with Asthma should follow care plans.


More information regarding smoke and air quality can be found at the following site:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires