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Posted on: June 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Places to Cool Off & Heat Safety Tips

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and Warning for the rest of this week through Friday, June 9, 2022.

See locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week. According to state guidelines, masks are required for everyone in cooling centers. 

County Employment & Human Services Locations 

See EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF). EHSD offices below are open as cooling centers Wednesday-Friday, June 16-18, from 8 AM to 5 PM:

Antioch                       4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules                     151 Linus Pauling
Martinez                     40 Douglas Drive

Contra Costa County Libraries

See library locations available as cooling centers. Visit ccclib.org for addresses and hours of operation, or call 1-800-984-4636 for assistance.

Antioch, Prewett in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. 

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). Vea Consejos para sobrevivir el calor (PDF).

High temperatures can cause serious health problems. See Contra Costa Health Services information on Heat and Your Health.

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