Pinole's Cooling Center

Cooling Center


PINOLE COOLING CENTER

CITY OF PINOLE COOLING CENTER

High temperatures can cause health problems.

Contra Costa Health Services provides useful information on “Heat and Your Health” here: https://cchealth.org/heat

The City of Pinole Senior Center (2500 Charles Avenue) can be set up to serve as a cooling center during extreme heat events. Per City guidelines, the Senior Center will be opened as a cooling center if the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts that Pinole will experience two consecutive days with high temperatures of 95 degrees or more and necessary staff is available.

PINOLE COOLING CENTER GUIDELINES

If the City moves to open the Senior Center as a cooling center, that information will be communicated to the community through the City website home page, City of Pinole - City Hall Facebook page, the Senior Center Facebook page, and through an email to Senior Center members. Below are some guidelines of the cooling center:

• When initiated, the cooling center will normally be open from 12 pm to 5 pm.
• Attendance is on a first come, first served basis.
• Free bottled drinking water and charging stations will be available.
• To comply with COVID-19-related social distancing requirements, the cooling center will be able to accommodate approximately 30 people.
• All attendees will be required to comply with temperature checks and respond to health questions. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or greater will not be allowed in the facility.
• Attendees will be required to stay in the designated cooling area.
• For additional information on the Senior Center serving as a cooling center, contact the Senior Center at 510-724-9800.

OTHER COOLING CENTERS IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) occasionally opens its offices listed below as cooling centers. More information can be found on the department’s website: https://ehsd.org

• 4545 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch
• 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
• 1305 Macdonald, Richmond