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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Places to Cool and Tips to Stay Safe

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and Warning for the rest of this week through Friday, June 18, 2021.

See locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week. 

County Employment & Human Services Locations 

See EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF). EHSD offices are open Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18, from 8 AM to 5 PM:

Antioch                       4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules                     151 Linus Pauling
Martinez                     40 Douglas Drive
Pleasant Hill              400 Ellinwood Way
Richmond                  1305 Macdonald

Contra Costa County Libraries

See 20 library locations available as cooling centers. Visit ccclib.org for addresses and hours of operation, or call 1-800-984-4636 for assistance.

Antioch, Prewett in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. 

Additional Cooling Locations in Contra Costa County 
Call first to confirm hours, availability, and health protocols. According to state guidelines, masks are required for everyone, in cooling centers.

Antioch
Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. 2nd Street
Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way
Both locations open W-F, June 16-18, from 12 PM to 6 PM

Brentwood
Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street (925) 516-5444
Open W-F, June 16-18, 12 PM to 7 PM

Concord
Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle   (925) 671-3320

Martinez
Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street   (925) 370-8770

Oakley
Oakley Recreation Center Studio, 1250 O'Hara Ave (925) 625-7041
Open W-F, June 16-18, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Call to verify if space is available.

Pittsburg
Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane   (925) 252-4890
Open June 17 from 11 AM to 6 PM

TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms: 

  • Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
  • Limit physical activity and wear a hat outside, preferably with a wide brim.
  • Keep shades drawn, and blinds closed, but windows should be slightly open.
  • Open windows to cooling breezes in the evening.

See Cooling Tips to Survive Summer Heat (PDF).

High temperatures can cause serious health problems. See Contra Costa Health Services information on Heat and Your Health.

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