Air Quality

 

Current PurpleAir Reading:

Head-Royce refers to PurpleAir readings for the most accurate real-time data, as there is a PurpleAir sensor installed on campus. (Please allow up to 10 seconds for the widget to load the most current data.)

Campus access is currently limited to faculty and staff. Given the poor air quality, it may be advisable to wear your mask at all times today, including in isolated workspaces. 

151-200: Everyone may begin to experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Now
152
Real Time: 151-200: Everyone may begin to experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
10 Min
154
10 Minute Average: 151-200: Everyone may begin to experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
30 Min
158
30 Minute Average: 151-200: Everyone may begin to experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
1 hr
161
One hour average: 151-200: Everyone may begin to experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
6 hr
121
Six hour average: 101-150: Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours. The general public is not likely to be affected.
1 Day
67
One day average: 51-100: Air quality is acceptable; however, if they are exposed for 24 hours there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Week
38
One week average: 0-50: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
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Temperature, humidity and pressure sensor.
A
Laser counter channel A
B
Laser counter channel B
✓100%
Confidence is a measure of how much this sensor's particulate or particle data can be trusted. It is calculated by comparing channel A and B.
PA-II
The type or model of sensor
6.01
Firmware Version
⧉ PurpleAir Map
View this sensor on the PurpleAir map...
This sensor's WiFi signal strength is unstable at -83dbm
 
Please use the chart below to determine the School's response to the Air Quality Index:
 

A Note about AQI & School Closure and our Standard Protocol
It is always the School's goal to remain open to support regular student and family routines, unless it becomes unsafe or unhealthy to do so. If the AQI is projected to reach 200 or more, the School will evaluate and communicate a plan in response, which may include closing the campus for one or more days. Should you decide to keep your child(ren) home because of sensitivity to the air quality, the faculty will extend its full support.
Please be in touch with your Division Head should you have any questions or concerns:
Lea Van Ness (LS) | Linda Hoopes (MS) | Saya McKenna (US)

For ASP-related questions, please call 510-531-1300 x2500 or email Mikki Frazier.
 
Air Quality Athletics Policy
Head-Royce Athletics adheres to North Coast Section league bylaws which determine whether games and practices are canceled during times of compromised air quality. As a rule, an Air Quality Index of less than 151 must be registered for all high school outdoor athletic events hosted by NCS member schools during preseason, league and section championship events. In keeping with NCS guidelines, our air quality policy for outdoor athletics is as follows:
  • Practices and games will continue at all times with an AQI in the 0-100 range.
  • Practices and games may be modified if AQI is over 100.
  • Practice and games will be canceled if AQI is 150 or higher.
Indoor practices and games may be modified or canceled if AQI is 200 or greater.
For additional Athletics questions, please contact your team coach or Athletic Director Brendan Blakeley.