City opens cooling centers to help residents during Labor Day weekend heat wave

With the National Weather Service forecasting excessive heat this Labor Day weekend, the City of Sacramento will open two cooling centers to help residents cope with the high temperatures.

The cooling centers, at Hagginwood Community Center (3271 Marysville Blvd.) and the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I St.), will operate from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7.

“Sunday and Monday are the days we expect to see the really extreme heat, and these centers will provide a place for people to stay safe, cool and comfortable,” said Daniel Bowers, the City’s director of emergency management. “Should the severe weather go beyond Monday, we are prepared to extend operations as needed.”

Sacramento County Public Health has recommended the opening of cooling centers due to forecast temperatures nearing thresholds established in the regional Severe Weather Guidance plan. The City of Sacramento and other local municipalities also follow this plan. The City last opened its cooling centers in August.

In accordance with state and county public-health orders, all attendees at the cooling centers are required to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others against the spread of COVID-19. If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided for them.

Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a heat-related state of emergency in California, with the state easing certain regulatory restrictions to help power plants increase electricity supplies and avoid rolling blackouts and other power outages.

Here are other cooling center opening in the Sacramento region:

  • Elk Grove: Wackford Center, 9014 Bruceville Road, 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday through Tuesday
  • Folsom:City Senior & Arts Center, 48 Natoma St., noon to 7 p.m., Saturday through Tuesday
  • Rancho Cordova:City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday
  • Citrus Heights: Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Sunday through Monday
  • West Sacramento: City Hall, 1110 W. Capitol Ave, noon to 9 p.m., Sunday through Monday
  • Davis:Senior Center, 646 A St., noon to 6 p.m., Friday through Tuesday
  • Roseville:Tower Theatre, 417 Vernon St., noon to 6 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday
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