Sacramento City Hall

City to open cooling centers during period of extended heat in Sacramento

In response to a forecast period of sustained hot weather by the National Weather Service, the City of Sacramento will open three cooling centers to provide relief from hot weather to vulnerable populations.

The following cooling centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m., Aug. 14 to Aug. 19:

The centers will provide an air-conditioned space, snacks and water to guests.

“We’ve been monitoring this period of hot weather and have been working with Sacramento County Public Health to ensure these cooling centers comply with State guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Daniel Bowers, director of the City’s Office of Emergency Management. “We will be implementing a number of measures including the distribution of masks and sanitation supplies in accordance with public health recommendations.”

The County of Sacramento Dept. of Public Health has recommended the opening of cooling centers due to the sustained period of forecast temperatures that are near the City’s Severe Weather Guidance Plan thresholds for opening cooling centers.

Due to impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cool air spaces that the public can normally use to escape the heat, such as community centers, libraries and other public spaces with air conditioning are closed in accordance with State and County of Sacramento public-health orders.

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