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New York’s Emergency Management and Health Departments this afternoon advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat.
The City will open cooling centers across the five boroughs from tomorrow as high heat and humidity are forecast from Sunday through Wednesday with heat index values in the mid-90s to low 100s.
“Extreme heat can cause serious health risks, so I urge New Yorkers to take extra precautions during this heat wave,” said Health Commissioner Dr Dave Chokshi. “Stay in an air-conditioned location, drink fluids, and make sure to check in on your friends and family to help them find relief from the heat.”
The city also said that outdoor swimming pools had re-opened today (Saturday). In the cooling centers and pools, all attendees must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Cooling center locations may have changed from last year. To find a cooling center, including accessible facilities closest to you call 311 or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder.
A citywide map of outdoor cooling options (including spray showers, drinking fountains, and more) can be found online at Cool It! NYC.