Hot Weather Safety

Extremely hot weather can result in heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn, heat rash, and in some instances death. Please take safety measures to stay safe and lend a helping hand to family, friends, and neighbors. If you know of a vulnerable person without air conditioning, such as an elderly or infirm neighbor or someone with a drug or alcohol disorder or severe mental illness, please help them get to an air-conditioned space between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you see someone on the street who may be having a life-threatening reaction to the heat, please call 911. Thank you for doing your part to keep people safe during a heat crisis.


    Cooling Centers

    City of Campbell

    Thursday, June 17 - Saturday, June 19 from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Campbell Community Center, Q80 (Roosevelt Redwood Room)

    1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008


    City of Cupertino

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Cupertino Library

    10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014


    City of Gilroy

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Gilroy Library

    350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020


    City of Los Altos

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Los Altos Library

    13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022


    Town of Los Gatos

    Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18 from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Saturday, June 19 - Sunday, June 20 from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Main Lobby

    14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032


    City of Milpitas

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Milpitas Library

    160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035


    Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18 from 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.

    Milpitas Senior Center

    40 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035


    City of Morgan Hill

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Morgan Hill Library

    660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


    Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18 from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Centennial Recreation Center (CRC)

    171 W. Edmundson Ave, Morgan Hill 95037


    City of Mountain View

    Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Community Center

    201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040


    Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Public Library

    585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041


    Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Mountain View Police Fire Station Lobby (Ring buzzer on yellow callbox for service.)

    1000 Villa St, Mountain View CA 94041

    City of San Jose

    Wednesday, June 16 – Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Camden Community Center

    3369 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124


    Wednesday, June 16 – Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Joyce Ellington Library

    491 E. Empire St. San Jose, CA 95112


    City of Santa Clara

    Wednesday, June 16 – Friday, June 18 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Senior Center

    1303 Fremont Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050


    City of Saratoga

    Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Saratoga Library

    13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070


    City of Sunnyvale

    Wednesday, June 16 – Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Sunnyvale Public Library

    665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086



    Hot Weather Safety Information

    Keep cool and safe with these hot weather tips from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department:

    Hot Weather Safety Tips

    • Drink plenty of water: Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty.  Avoid alcohol, caffeine or lots of sugar because they will speed up fluid loss.
    • Limit physical activity: Avoid physical activity during the hottest time of the day—10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
    • Stay in air-conditioned areas, whenever possible.
    • Cool off by taking a bath or shower: Cool, plain water baths or moist towels work best. Do not cool children in alcohol baths.
    • Wear cool clothing: Lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing can help you keep cool. Cotton clothes are good because they let sweat evaporate.
    • Do not bundle babies: Babies do not handle heat well because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Do not put them in blankets or heavy clothing.
    • Cover your head: Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors because your head absorbs heat easily.
    • Wear sunglasses and sunscreen: Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outdoors.
    • Rest often in shady areas: Find shady places to cool down when outdoors.
    • Check on frail or elderly family, friends, or neighbors often.

    Older Adults and Individuals with Chronic Medical Conditions

    • During peak heat hours stay in an air-conditioned area, whenever possible.
    • Older adults and those on certain medications may not exhibit signs of dehydration until several hours after dehydration sets in. Stay hydrated by frequently drinking cool water. If you’re on a special diet that limits liquids, check with your doctor for information on the amount of water to consume.
    • Stay out of the sun if you do not need to be in it. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and loose-fitting, light-colored clothing with long sleeves and pants to protect against sun damage. And remember to use sun screen and to wear sunglasses.

    Infants and Children

    • It is illegal to leave an infant or child unattended in a vehicle (California Vehicle Code Section 15620).
    • Infants and young children can get dehydrated very quickly. Make sure they are given plenty of cool water to drink.
    • Keep children indoors or shaded as much as possible.
    • Dress children in loose, lightweight, and light-colored clothing.

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