San Jose: Media Advisory: City Opens Cooling Centers through Friday, October 16
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Charlotte Graham, Public Information Officer
408-838-2859; Charlotte.Graham@sanjoseca.gov
                             
         

         
Details:
Event:Cooling Centers
         This Thursday, October 15, the City of San José will provide two cooling centers at two community centers from 1-9 p.m.

         On Friday, October 16, three cooling centers will open at two community centers and a library from 1-9 p.m. for all locations.
Where:
                             
Camden Community Center
         3369 Union Ave.
         San José, CA 95124
Hours:
         Thursday, October 15 (1-9 p.m.)
         Friday, October 16 (1-9 p.m.)
Joyce Ellington Branch Library

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         491 E. Empire St.
         San José, CA 95112
Hours:
         Friday, October 16 (1-9 p.m.)
Vietnamese-American Cultural Center
         2072 Lucretia Ave
         San Jose, CA 95122
Hours:
         Thursday, October 15 (1-9 p.m.)
         Friday, October 16 (1-9 p.m.)
         
Who:The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and the San José Public Library provide residents with a cool place to beat the heat projected through Friday, Oct. 16.
Background:The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 15 through Friday. Designated San José community centers and a library branch (Friday, October 16 only) will serve as "cooling centers" during this time period.

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         Due to current COVID-19 County Health Orders, capacity will be limited. Residents who visit a cooling center must follow all county guidelines, including maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from others, wearing a face mask, and staying home if they are sick. For the safety of staff and other cooling center visitors, a simple health screen will be performed. The screening consists of taking a visitor's temperature with an infrared thermometer, and a few simple yes or no questions.

         To ensure access and maintain space, all large belongings, such as bicycles, should remain outside.

         While cooling down, residents have access to bottled water, free Wi-Fi and outlets to charge devices.

         For additional cooling tips, visit the Santa Clara County website bit.ly/heatsafetytipsSCC.

         For regular updates, please visit www.sanjoseca.gov/prns or follow @sjparksandrec on Facebook and Twitter.
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