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.

COVID-19 Safety

  • 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

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