Scorching Summer Temps Ahead – Can You Keep Your Cool?

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.

  1. Drink water even if you do not feel thirsty.
  2. Limit physical activity during the hottest time of the day, which is usually between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3. Do not leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
  4. Keep cool by spending time in air-conditioned areas.
  5. Take a cool bath or shower.
  6. Wear cool clothing.
  7. Do not bundle babies.
  8. Cover your head with a wide-brimmed, vented hat or umbrella.
  9. When outdoors, wear sunglasses and sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.
  10. Rest often in shady areas.

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