This summer has been a scorcher, giving rise to citywide heat advisories and air quality alerts. Some publically accessible facilities can give residents a place to cool off during a short rest, such as the Cupertino Library, Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Sports Center, and more.
However, the City of Cupertino also issued the following tips to keeping heat-related illnesses at bay while residents go about their day.
- Drink water even if you do not feel thirsty.
- Limit physical activity during the hottest time of the day, which is usually between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Do not leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
- Keep cool by spending time in air-conditioned areas.
- Take a cool bath or shower.
- Wear cool clothing.
- Do not bundle babies.
- Cover your head with a wide-brimmed, vented hat or umbrella.
- When outdoors, wear sunglasses and sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.
- Rest often in shady areas.
Do you have tips to stay cool that we can add to the list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.