EMERGENCY COOLING CENTERS OPEN TOMORROW, FAQs & INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
Emergency Cooling Centers Open Tomorrow, Thursday
Emergency cooling centers in LA County are scheduled to open tomorrow and Thursday, in an effort to provide county residents with much needed relief during this week’s hot weather. Cooling centers will be available for vulnerable residents who do not live in air-conditioned homes or may need relief from the heat.
What to know…
- Emergency cooling centers are intended for people who urgently need relief from the heat – and are free of charge.
- All visitors should bring with them and wear a face covering at all times.
- Centers will open tomorrow, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 (12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
- Where to go…
- Buena Vista Branch Library (300 North Buena Vista St., Burbank)
- El Cariso Community Regional Park (13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar)
- Jackie Robinson Park (8773 East Avenue R, Sun Village)
- Loma Alta Park (3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena)
- Mary M. Bethune Park (1244 East 61st St., Los Angeles)
- Ruben F. Salazar Park (3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles)
- South Whittier Library (11543 Colima Rd., Whittier)
- Valleydale Park (5525 North Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa)
Read today’s press release for tips on how to stay safe during hot weather.
For additional information, including a map of Emergency Cooling Centers click here.
To obtain assistance over the phone with locating the nearest Emergency Cooling Center, dial 2-1-1. Multilingual staff is ready to assist.
Your Emergency Cooling Center Questions Answered!
What is a cooling center? Cooling centers are places in a community where you can cool down during hot weather, especially if you do not have access to air conditioning. Cooling centers include indoor air-conditioned government owned facilities such as libraries, community and senior centers.
Is it safe to go to cooling centers? The health and safety of staff and visitors at cooling centers is our number one priority. We’ve developed modifications to assure that centers can be safely operated during times of high heat and which comply with Health Officer orders and requirements for physical distancing.
Why is spending time in air-conditioned places important? During hot weather, particularly during multiple days of constant heat and high overnight temperatures, spending at least a few hours in air conditioning each day can help reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Air conditioning is especially important if you are older, have very young children, or have certain health conditions.
What other steps should I take to cool off during extreme heat? If you cannot get to a Cooling Center, try closing window shades and curtains, drinking plenty of water or nonalcoholic and caffeine-free liquids, taking a cool shower or bath, limiting strenuous activities, and trying to avoid using a stove or oven.
For more information and advice, visit LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) Stay Healthy in the Heat web page.
Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide
View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.
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The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1