Find a Community Respite Center
A community respite center is a place for the community to take a break from the elements during extreme weather or poor air quality conditions.
The City will activate community respite centers based on weather conditions or spells of poor air quality.
- Unvaccinated community members are required to wear a face covering at all City facilities when indoors.
Staying Safe When it's Hot Out
- In extreme heat, dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
- Check on your pets frequently to ensure they are safe during extreme heat and provide them with plenty of water.
- Keep strenuous activity to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.).
- Make sure you drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, heat stroke & more.
- During extreme heat drink plenty of water, even if you don't feel thirsty.
- Eat small meals and eat more often. Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.
- Use a buddy system when working or exercising in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Minimize direct exposure to the sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
- Take a cool bath or shower.
- Keep the window coverings closed during the day to block the sun's heat.
- This blog has practical advice for the best places to position fans for maximum cooling.
Healthy Tips for Poor Air Quality