Heat Advisory – Safer and Cooler at Home

High temperatures have been forecast for many areas throughout LA County. As the Safer at Home Order remains in effect, the LA County Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken to avoid heat-related illness, especially by older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition, among others, who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the following recommendations during high temperatures:
Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and bring a hat or umbrella with you.
Cars get very hot. Don’t leave children or pets in cars, and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.
Check on those at risk, like the sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children.
Avoid working out wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes; this means avoiding contact with others while you work out.
Public Health and County partners are planning on ways to safely open cooling centers, if the need arises.

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