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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Cool Center

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On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the City of Beaumont will reopen the Community Recreation Center (CRC) as a temporary Cool Center for residents to escape the heat. Members of the public are welcome to visit the CRC Thursday, July 30 – Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

Attendees are required to wear a face mask and complete a temperature check before entering the building. Public health protocols will be in place, including social distancing and increased sanitization. For additional Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses, please visit www.capriverside.org.

For questions regarding the Cool Center, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 769-8524.

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The Beaumont Community Recreation Center has been occupied by the Boys and Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass since mid-May providing childcare for essential workers. The City of Beaumont is opening the Cool Center on a temporary basis while the Boys and Girls Club takes a 2-week break. 

Cool Centers serve as drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. Cool Centers will open to the public when the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a Heat Warning. 


Hot Weather Tips

Hot weather can be dangerous and even deadly. Precautions must be taken to ensure health and safety during our summer months. A person suffering from the heat may not realize it. Be aware of the warning signs of heat related illness which include:

Danger Signs

  • Heat Cramps: Painful muscle contractions, usually in the hamstring muscles.
  • Heat Exhaustion: Dizziness, fatigue, headache, rapid/weak pulse, pale or clammy skin.
  • Heatstroke: Hot/dry/flushed skin, high body temperature, rapid heartbeat and confusion.

Prevention Tips

  • Drink plenty of water. Carry a bottle with you when you are away from home.
  • Wear loose fitting cotton clothing, hats with wide brims and carry an umbrella.
  • Check with your doctor. Heat may affect your reaction to certain medications.
  • Keep electric lights low or off, shades drawn, blinds closed and limit oven use.
  • Stay in well-ventilated areas. Circulation of air helps you keep cool.
  • Open a window or turn on a fan or air conditioner.
  • Have a friend check up on you at different times of the day when it is very hot.
  • Eat light meals, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Plan ahead so your outside activities are during the coolest part of the day.
  • Avoid unnecessary activity and being in direct sunlight or a hot environment.
  • Take your time. Do not run around in a hurry.
  • Never wait in a car or leave people or pets in a car.
  • Remember, excessive heat exposure can result in illness or death!

If you need emergency medical services, call 911 immediately!

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