El Dorado County Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves during the expected hot weather. “When temperatures reach into and above 100 degrees, it is important to drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado County Health Officer. “Although nearly everyone is uncomfortable in high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others.”
The elderly, very young, and those with chronic medical conditions or mental illness may be particularly susceptible to high temperatures and overheating. Residents without adequate air conditioning are advised to visit a cool zone. A cool zone is a location to get out of the heat for a period of time to let your body cool down. Cool zone facilities include a friend or relative’s house, shopping centers, community centers, restaurants, movie theaters and libraries. Senior residents may want to consider visiting the senior centers in Placerville or El Dorado Hills.
The Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Placerville libraries offer a cool place for people to go. The libraries are open Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Additionally, the Community Resource Center, located at 1867 Broadway in Placerville, is open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday and the Upper Room Dining Hall, located at 1868 Broadway in Placerville, is open from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday.
The following health tips are recommended for everyone during hot weather:
For more information and additional tips to stay cool and healthy during the summer, visit https://www.edcgov.us/Government/PublicHealth or call the Public Health Hotline at (530) 621-6140.
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