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Cooling Centers

For Immediate Release

Post Date:07/10/2020 10:00 AM

Media Contact: Eliza Papazian

(818) 548-4844 (Office)

epapazian@glendaleca.gov

Cooling Centers

Glendale, CA - Given the heat wave, the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department is opening its doors at select community centers to serve as cooling stations.

The City of Glendale is highly encouraging those who do not have a cool place to be during the hottest time of the day, to come the facilities listed below to cool off.  Social distancing protocols will be observed, participants must wear a face covering at all times, and will undergo a temperature check prior to entering the facility.

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Reduce physical activity.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.
  • Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Use sun screen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Stay in shade whenever working outdoors.
  • Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and increased thirst. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention or call 911.

The Community Services & Parks Department also has the Cooling Fan Assistance Program available to eligible seniors who live within the boundaries of the City of Glendale.  The program’s goal is to help low-income seniors in Glendale keep cool when the temperatures rise.  The program provides one free fan to elderly residents 60 years of age or older who live in the City of Glendale and meet other eligibility requirements.

The program enables seniors to remain comfortable while observing remaining at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information and eligibility criteria regarding the Cooling Fan Assistance Program, please click here.

 

Cooling Station Locations & Hours:

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020

Location: Pacific Community Center (Entrance near outdoor basketball/Pickleball courts)

Address: 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Location: Pacific Community Center (Entrance near outdoor basketball/Pickleball courts)

Address: 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020

Location: Griffith Manor Park

Address: 1551 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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