Heat Index is greater than 80 but below 95 degrees:

  • Provide ample amounts of water. 
  • Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration. 
  • Ice-down towels for cooling. Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.

Heat Index is 95 degrees to 99 degrees:

  • Provide ample amounts of water. 
  • Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration. 
  • Ice-down towels for cooling. 
  • Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.

    Additionally, Contact sports and activities with additional equipment
  • Helmets and other possible equipment removed while not involved in contact.
  • Consider postponing practice to later in the day.
  • Recheck temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased heat index.

Heat Index is above 99 degrees to 104 degrees

  • Provide ample amounts of water. 
  • Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration. 
  • Ice-down towels for cooling. Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
  • Alter uniform by removing items if possible. Allow for changes to dry t-shirts and shorts.
  • Reduce time of outside activity as well as indoor activities if air conditioning is unavailable. 
  • Postpone practice to later in the day.

    Additionally, Contact sports and activities with additional equipment 
  • Helmets and other possible equipment removed if not involved in contact or necessary for safety.
  • If necessary for safety, suspend activity.
  • Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased heat index.

Heat Index is above 104 degrees:
STOP ALL OUTSIDE ACTIVITY IN PRACTICE AND/OR PLAY, AND STOP ALL INSIDE ACTIVITY IF AIR CONDITIONING IS UNAVAILABLE.