These cooling centers are open in Detroit this week to provide relief from dangerous heat

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 09:45:13-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The City of Detroit is opening cooling centers this week to provide relief from extreme heat.

The five cooling centers will have air-conditioning and will operate now through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.

Residents are required to wear a mask or face covering and observe social distancing to protect against COVID-19.

The heat is expected to intensify over the next few days and humidity will increase.

These are the cooling centers for residents:

  • Adams-Butzel Recreation Complex (10500 Lyndon)
  • Crowell Recreation Center (16630 Lahser Road)
  • Farwell Recreation Center (2711 E. Outer Drive)
  • Kemeny Recreation Center (2260 S. Fort Street)
  • Patton Recreation Center (2301 Woodmere)

“Cooling centers are an important resource to residents during extreme heat, which is why we worked closely with the recreation department to ensure they operate safely with COVID-19 safety protocols in place,” says Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, Detroit Health Department. “It's important that seniors, those with health challenges and even pets stay cool and hydrated throughout the summer months to protect against heat-related illness.”

Residents should make sure to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities for extended periods of time. Take frequent breaks in the shade if working outside. Signs of heat exhaustion include feeling dizzy or lightheaded, rapid pulse, excess sweating, and nausea.