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Cooling Centers to Open in Santa Clara County During Heat Wave Friday, July 9 – Sunday, July 11

Take precautions against heat related illness and check on the elderly and other vulnerable populations
​County of Santa Clara, CA - Cooling centers will be open throughout Santa Clara County as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the Bay Area beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9 through 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. The warming trend began today and will potentially last through Monday, peaking between Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s to low 100s inland, with the warmest spots reaching up to 110 degrees.  

 
The National Weather Service forecasts moderate to potentially high heat risk for vulnerable populations across the interior valleys of the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region. Potential impacts include heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. People most vulnerable include those who are spending lots of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments. 

 
Cooling centers will open to provide air-conditioned refuge for residents who are vulnerable to the heat. This list will continue to be updated as more cooling centers open. For up-to-date listings, please visit http://bit.ly/SCC-CoolingCenter. A cooling center map is also available for community members to search for their nearest cooling center location. 
 

Locations:


 

City of Cupertino

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cupertino Library
10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

 

City of Gilroy

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gilroy Library
350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020

 

City of Los Altos

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Los Altos Library
13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

 

Woodland Library

1975 Grant Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024
Hours: Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

City of Los Gatos

Friday, July 9 – Sunday, July 11 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Los Gatos Library
100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

 

City of Milpitas

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Milpitas Library
160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

 

City of Morgan Hill

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm​
Morgan Hill Library
660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

 

Centennial Recreation Center

Saturday, July 10 – Sunday, July 11 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
171 W. Edmundson Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Hours: Friday, July 9 from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

City of Saratoga

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm​Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

 
Santa Clara County residents 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:

 
  1. Drink plenty of water and beverages containing electrolytes, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or lots of sugar because they will speed up fluid loss. 
  2. Limit physical activity during peak heat hours of 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  3. Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car. 
  4. Cool off by taking a bath or shower.
  5. Wear light weight, light colored, and loose-fitting clothing to help you keep cool. 
  6. Do not bundle babies or put them in heavy clothing. 
  7. Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors.
  8. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
  9. Rest often and find shaded places to cool down when outdoors.
  10. Check on family, friends, and neighbors often.
  11. People taking medications should take extra precautions to stay out of the heat. Certain drugs, such as stimulants, can increase body core temperature and, with expected hot weather this week, may predispose individuals to hyperthermia.  
For additional information (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese), please visit https://bit.ly/hotweathersafetytips

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

 
About the County of Santa Clara, California 
The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, California, making it more populous than 14 states in the U.S. The County provides essential services to its residents, including public health protection, environmental stewardship, medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System, child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and many other public benefits.

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Posted: July 8, 2021​ ​
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Last updated: 7/8/2021 6:43 PM