The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and Warning for the rest of this week through Friday, June 18, 2021.
See locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week.
County Employment & Human Services Department - See EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF). EHSD District Offices are open Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18, from 8 AM to 5 PM:
Antioch 4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules 151 Linus Pauling
Martinez 40 Douglas Drive
Pleasant Hill 400 Ellinwood Way
Richmond 1305 Macdonald
Contra Costa County Libraries
Library locations available as cooling centers: Antioch, Prewett in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Visit ccclib.org for addresses and hours of operation, or call 1-800-984-4636.
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 Contra Costa Health Services information on Heat and Your Health.