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County kicks off 2022 Cool Zones Program

 

Last updated 6/8/2022 at 4:36pm

Katie Cadiao

County of San Diego Communications Office

The County of San Diego kicked off its 2022 Cool Zones program June 1 to help San Diegans beat the heat this summer. Cool Zones are free, air-conditioned locations, available throughout the region, where people can go to escape extreme temperatures.

Fallbrook's Cool Zones are

1. Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission Road, 760-731-4656; operational hours are

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday: 12-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m .; Sunday and holidays: closed. Pet policy: Service animals only.

2. Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln., 760-728-1671; operational hours:

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m .; Saturday, Sunday and holidays: closed. Pet policy: Service animals only.

A list of all county Cool Zones locations is available online, at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/ais/cool_zones/. People can enter their address once they navigate to the map and it will show locations near them. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to find a location.

Excessive heat can be particularly dangerous for seniors and children, and they are advised to seek shelter in cool locations when temperatures rise. Working or exercising outside on a hot day or staying in an overheated place for too long can cause heat-related illnesses, including cramps, exhaustion and heatstroke.

An extremely high body temperature (103 degrees or higher), dizziness, nausea, confusion, and headache are signs of heatstroke or exhaustion. If someone shows these signs, call 9-1-1 and begin cooling the person immediately.

San Diegans who are unable to get to a Cool Zone on their own can call 2-1-1 to request transportation to a location free of charge.

In addition to Cool Zones, the county, in partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric, provides free electric fans to San Diegans who are living on limited incomes.

To be eligible for the fan program, a county resident must not have access to an air-conditioned space at their home or apartment building. To learn more about the Cool Zones Fan Program or to request a fan, call 2-1-1.

For more information on the Cool Zones program as well as tips to stay cool at home, visit http://www.coolzones.org.

 

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