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Cooling Center Available – July 29
July 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING:
- All participants, irrespective of vaccination status, are required to wear a face-covering
- Before entry, participants will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. Participants who display symptoms of COVID-19, who are awaiting results from a recent COVID-19 test, or who have recently come into contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted entry
- Total occupancy will not be allowed to exceed 12 participants at any given time. If the demand is greater, additional cooling center locations will be activated.
- Cooling Center(s) will be frequently sanitized
Madera Metro will provide rides to anyone in need of transportation to local cooling centers between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Just board any route 1 bus and tell the driver you’re going to a cooling center. For Dial-A-Ride (as available only), riders must advise dispatch when scheduling pick-up that they desire to be taken to a cooling center. Residents may contact Dial-A-Ride at (559) 661-7433.
Cooling centers are open to the public and are designed to bring respite to those who might otherwise be without air conditioning. The City of Madera urges residents to take precautions against heat-related ailments such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can occur when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Children, the elderly, and persons with chronic illnesses are the most vulnerable. Please visit Pacific Gas & Electric’s Summer Safety Tips website for more information.
City officials monitor weather conditions and may call for activation of cooling centers at any time that temperatures are forecast to meet or exceed 105°F or if temperatures are expected to meet or exceed 100°F for two or more consecutive days. The public can refer to the City’s website, www.madera.gov, to confirm Cooling Center activation. Residents with questions regarding cooling centers may contact the City of Madera’s Department of Parks and Community Services at (559) 661-5495. The City’s cooling centers are made possible through grant funds from Pacific Gas & Electric Company.