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Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Places to Cool and Tips to Beat the Heat

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The National Weather Service has forecast hot and sunny weather beginning on Sunday, September 27, 2020, continuing into the start of the. There is also a Red Flag Fire Warning from Saturday, September 26, from 9 pm through Monday, September 28  See below, beat the heat tips and energy conservation tips.

Places to Cool From the Heat:

Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, and Martinez all have places to cool from the heat.

  • Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F Street, Antioch. Open Saturday, September 26, through Wednesday, September 30, from 12 noon to 6 pm. 925-776-3050
  • Antioch Water Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Open Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27, for family swimming sessions. Advanced reservations are required. Call (925) 776-3070 for more information or visit www.antiochca.gov.
  • Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood. Call for hours at 925-516-5444.
  • Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Open Sunday, September 27, to Wednesday, September 30, from 1 pm to 6 pm. (925) 671-3320
  • Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street, Martinez. Open Sunday, September 27, to  Monday, September 28, from 1 pm to 6 pm. (925) 370-8770

The County’s Employment and Human Services Department has two offices available as “places to cool” on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Please note that during the COVID-19 shelter in place, EHSD’s regular programs and services are NOT currently available at these offices.

Open Monday, September 28, 2020, through Thursday, October 1, from 1 pm to 5 pm:

  • 4545 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch

Social distancing and face-covering requirements are in place at all locations. Capacity may be limited to comply with County health orders. Community members should NOT go to any of these places to cool off if they have been exposed to or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if they have been ordered to quarantine. All visitors to EHSD offices will be asked screening questions before they can enter the buildings.

TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms: 

  • Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeinated beverages, sugary soft drinks, and full-strength fruit juices.
  • Limit physical activity and wear a hat outside, preferably with a wide brim.
  • Keep shades drawn, and blinds closed, but windows should be slightly open.
  • Open windows to cooling breezes in the evening.

See Beat the Heat Tips (PDF).

WAYS TO CONSERVE ENERGY:

  • Pre-cool your home overnight or early morning to 72 degrees
  • Keep A/C at 78 degrees during peak hours
  • Keep your shades closed
  • Avoid the use of major appliances during peak hours
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights and unplug unnecessary electronics

Please conserve energy during peak times. See more Conservation Tips. See PG&E website to update your contact information for notification of outages.

You can Prepare For A Power Outage (PDF) or in Spanish Preparándose Para Un Apagón (PDF)

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