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Air Quality Alerts

The AQMD (Air Quality Management District) provides alerts and up-to-date reports on the air quality for our area. For your information, the AQI (Air Quality Index) has six levels beginning with Good to Hazardous and guidelines on what should be done at each level. Costa Mesa is in Region 18 and Newport Beach is in Region 20. Conditions may change throughout the day and may be tracked through the interactive map website

District staff receive daily AQMD alerts and will notify school sites of elevated levels of particle pollution in the air. Depending on the level certain outdoor or strenuous activities may be reduced or avoided for all students or those who are in a sensitive group.  

Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution