Air Quality Flag Program

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The Air Quality Flag Program helps children with asthma/chronic respiratory disease, their parents, and school personnel be prepared to take action when air pollution levels are high using color-coded flags. Every day, a flag is raised in front of participating schools that signals how healthy the air is that day. If your child/student has asthma, start the Flag Program at your school because air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse.

Contact Scott DiBiase at Pinal County Air Quality to raise your flag today.


  • Green Flag: Good! Clean air, have fun!
  • Yellow Flag: The air is okay, but not the best for everyone. If you need to, just play easy.
  • Orange Flag: Pollution levels may be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as children with asthma.
  • Red Flag: Outdoor activity should be limited for all children & children with lung disease should stay indoors.
AQI Flags provided to Pinal County by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grant



Schools participating in the Flag Program will, after receiving the daily forecast, raise the colored flag that corresponds to the daily forecast so teachers, children, parents and the community can easily know what the forecasted air quality conditions are for that day.
Click Pinal County Schools for a list of participating schools in the Flag Program. Click here for a map of participating schools.




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