The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory followed by an Excessive Heat Warning for this week starting Wednesday, June 16, 11 am through Friday, June 18, 9 pm.
See locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week.
County Employment & Human Services Department locations are open through Friday, June 18, 2021, from 8 am to 5 pm. See EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF). EHSD District Offices:
Antioch 4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules 151 Linus Pauling
Martinez 40 Douglas Drive
Pleasant Hill 400 Ellinwood Way
Richmond 1305 Macdonald
Additional Cooling Locations in Contra Costa County
Call first to confirm hours.
Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord (925) 671-3320
Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street, Martinez (925) 370-8770
Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane (925) 252-4890
Open Thursday, June 17, from 11 am to 6 pm. Call to check hours.
TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms:
- Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty.
- Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
- 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 Cooling Tips to Survive Summer Heat (PDF).
High temperatures can cause serious health problems. See Health Services information on Heat and Your Health.