(Heat Index = combination of Temperature and Humidity)

Under 95°
Heat Index

GREEN

  • All sports
    • Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
    • Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration.
    • Ice-down towels for cooling.
    • Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
95° to 99°
Heat Index

YELLOW

  • All sports
    • Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
    • Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration.
    • Ice-down towels for cooling.
    • Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
  • Contact sports and activities with additional equipment
    • Helmets and other possible equipment removed while not involved in contact.
  • Reduce time of outside activity. Consider postponing practice to later in the day
  • Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index
100° to 104°
Heat Index

ORANGE

  • All sports
    • Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
    • Mandatory 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 activity if air conditioning is unavailable.
    • Postpone practice to later in day.
  • 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
Above 104°
Heat Index

RED

  • All Sports
    • Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play, and stop all inside activity if air conditioning is unavailable.

Updated on by Michael Phillips Ii