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City of San Antonio Opening Cooling Centers

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

City of San Antonio Opening Cooling Centers

CONTACT: Carol Schliesinger, 207-6980
Carol.schliesinger@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (June 9, 2020) – The City of San Antonio will open cooling centers throughout the City to provide respite from the high temperatures. Cooling centers will observe COVID-19 precautions, including screening, sanitation and social distancing guidelines. 
 
According to the Metro Health Heat Plan, the City is currently at a level III “heat advisory.” Under normal circumstances, cooling centers are not activated during Level III. Due to COVID-19 and fewer options for those individuals needing to seek shelter from the heat, the City is opening cooling centers sooner.
 
Ten Department of Human Services operated Comprehensive Senior Centers will open today and while the heat advisory is in effect from Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To provide additional cooling center locations, select Libraries will open tomorrow as cooling centers only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons seeking relief from the heat will be allowed to sit in designated areas and utilize Wi-Fi on their own devices. Browsing and computer use will not be available at this time. Beginning June 15, select City Park Community Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please see attached list of City of San Antonio cooling centers.
 
In addition, the Department of Human Services, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is providing free box fans to community seniors through the Project Cool program.  Residents who would like to request a fan or have heat related resources, should call the United Way Helpline at 211.
 
With increasing heat, Metro Health reminds the community to take the following precautions: 

  • Spend time at home or locations with air-conditioning. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. 
  • Stay well hydrated, regardless of your activity level.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and appropriate sunscreen.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine intake.
  • Avoid heavy and/or hot foods—they add heat to your body.
  • Limit outdoor activities during the heat of the day. Exposure to full sunshine can increase Heat Index Values by up to 15°F.
  • Monitor those at high risk such as the elderly, infants, young children, and people who are ill or have chronic disease, such as heart disease or high blood pressure.
  • Do not leave children or pets unattended in a closed, parked vehicle.

 
For information about transportation options, please visit www.viainfo.net.
 
Sunstroke, heat cramps or heat exhaustion are likely health effects resulting from heat and heat stroke is likely with prolonged exposure. 
 
Warning signs of heat stroke include: red, hot, and moistor dry skin, no sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea, confusion or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs after being in a hot vehicle, cool the child rapidly (not a nice bath but by spraying them with cool water or with a garden hose).Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
 
Metro Health’s Heat Plan follows the national weather service levels. The format resembles a countdown, with Level IV stating a normal/routine condition and Level I representing a maximum readiness/excessive heat warning. The heat plan provides information on how individuals can prepare for, prevent, recognize, and cope with heat-related health problems. Additionally, the plan provides a list of local agencies, which will furnish heat-related assistance during extreme heat weather conditions.
 
Community members can contact the National Weather Service for the most current weather conditions at 830-606-3617 or visit www.weather.gov/sanantonio for current hourly weather. Stay tuned for further notices.

 

2020 Cooling Centers

Site Name  Address Phone Zip Code Days & Times
Alicia Trevino Lopez
Senior Center (District 6)
8353 Culebra Rd 210.558.0178 78251 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bazan Library 2200 WEST COMMERCE STREET 210.207.9160 78207 Beginning 6/16/20
 Tue: 12 p.m. -7 p.m.
 Wed – Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Bob Ross Senior Center 2219 BABCOCK ROAD 210.207.5300 78229 Mon – Fri 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Carver Library 3350 COMMERCE STREET EAST 210.207.9180 78220 From 6/9 – 6/13 &
Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
 Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Claude W. Black/Eastside MSC 2805 East Commerce Street 210.207.5233 78202 Mon – Fri 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Collins Garden Library 200 PARK BOULEVARD NORTH 210.207.9120 78204 Beginning 6/9 – 6/13 &
After 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m. -7 p.m.
Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Copernicus Community Center 5303 Lord Rd. 210.648.1072 78220 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cortez Library 2803 HUNTER BOULEVARD 210.207.9130 78224 Beginning 6/16/2020
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cuellar Community Center 400 SOUTHWEST 36TH STREET 210.207.3156 78237 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
District 2 Senior Center
(Council District 2)
1751 S WW White Rd 210.207.5390 78220 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
District 5 Senior Center
(Council District 5)
2701 S Presa Street 210.207.5270 78210 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garza, Gilbert Park 1450 Mira Vista 210.207.7275 78228 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
Hamilton Community Center 10700 NACOGDOCHES ROAD 210.207.3121 78217 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
Johnston Library 6307 SUN VALLEY DRIVE 210.207.9240 78227 From 6/9 – 6/13 &
Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Memorial Library 3222 CULEBRA ROAD 210.207.9140 78228 From 6/9 – 6/13
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Miller’s Pond 6175 OLD PEARSALL RD 210.623.2900 78242 Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
Mission Library 3134 ROOSEVELT 210.207.2704 78214 From 6/9 – 6/13 &
Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Normoyle Senior Center 700 CULBERSON AVENUE 210.207.5650 78211 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Northeast Senior Center 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr 210.207.4590 78217 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Palm Heights
Community Center
1201 WEST MALONE AVENUE 210.207.3099 78225 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
Pan American Library 1122 WEST PYRON 210.207.9150 78221 Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
 Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ramirez
Community Center
1011 GILLETTE BOULEVARD 210.921.0681 78224 Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
Schaefer Library 6322 US Hwy 87 E 210.207.9300 78222 Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
 Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
South Side Lions
Senior Center
3303 Pecan Valley Dr 210.207.1760 78210 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Southside Lions
Community Center
3100 HIAWATHA 210.207.3155 78210 Mon – Fri
7:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m.
West End Park Senior Center
(Council District 1)
1226 NW 18th Street 210.207.1719 78207 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Westfall Library 6111 ROSEDALE 210.207.9220 78201 From 6/9 – 6/13 &
Beginning 6/16/20
Tue: 12 p.m. -7 p.m.
 Wed – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Willie M. Cortez Senior Center 5512 W Military Dr 210.207.5294 78242 Mon – Fri
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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