La Oferta

July 6, 2022

Cooling Centers Open in Santa Clara County 

People are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat 

 

Una mujer se refresca. Imagen de archivo. EFE/Francisco Guasco

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. June 22, 2022 — Cooling centers are open throughout Santa Clara County and are expected to be open until Friday, June 24, or as conditions persist. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an Excessive Heat Advisory for the Bay Area as temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid-90s and over 100 degrees inland.

The NWS forecasts moderate to potentially high heat risk for vulnerable populations across the interior valleys of the Bay Area. The trend begins today and is expected to last until Friday, June 24. Potential impacts include heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The most vulnerable are workers who spend time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic ailments.

County Libraries are open during regular business hours for community members in need of a safe, air-conditioned space. Additional Cooling Centers are also open in many locations throughout Santa Clara County. For up-to-date listings, go to www.PrepareSCC.org/HotWeather.

City of Campbell
Campbell Community Center
1 West Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24, from 1 to 8 p.m.

City of Milpitas
Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

City of Mountain View
Mountain View Community Center
201 S. Rengstorff Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Robert K. Schatz Police Services Fire Administration Building lobby
1000 Villa St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Santa Clara
Northside Branch Library
695 Moreland Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 from 1 to 8 p.m.

Senior Center
1303 Fremont St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

City of San José
Camden Community Center
3369 Union Ave.
San José, CA 95124
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 from 1 to 9 p.m.

Roosevelt Community Center
901 E. Santa Clara St.
San José, CA 95116
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 from 1 to 9 p.m.

City of Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale Library
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale CA 94086
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Santa Clara County community members are encouraged to check in frequently with older adults and those with chronic conditions who are especially vulnerable to the heat, including family, friends, and neighbors. If you see someone who may be experiencing distress due to the heat, please call 911. All residents are encouraged to take heat safety measures including the following:

•    Drink plenty of water and beverages containing electrolytes even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or lots of sugar because they can speed up fluid loss.
•    Limit physical activity during peak heat hours of 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.
•    Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
•    Cool off by taking a bath or shower.
•    Wear light weight, light colored, and loose-fitting clothing to help you keep cool.
•    Do not bundle babies or put them in heavy clothing.
•    Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors.
•    Wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
•    Rest often and find shady places to cool down when outdoors.
•    Check on family, friends, or neighbors.
•    People taking medications should take extra precautions to stay out of the heat. Drugs such as stimulants can increase body core temperature and may predispose individuals to hyperthermia.

For additional information (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese), please visit www.PrepareSCC.org/HotWeather.

The County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing is working with service providers and outreach workers to make extra visits to encampments to distribute water and provide information for services.