When temperatures reach over 90 degrees, the risk of heat-related illnesses can increase dramatically, particularly for those who are more sensitive to heat. Prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal.
Recommended precautions to prevent heat related illnesses:
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion:
Warning Signs of Heat Stroke:
If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water.
During times of exceptionally hot and humid weather, our schools modify schedules and implement precautions to protect the health of our students and employees.
When temperatures reach 80 to 94 degrees Fahrenheit, the following precautions are taken for students involved in outdoor exercise and/or events:
When temperatures are above 94 degrees Fahrenheit, the following precautions are taken: