Beat the heat at these cooling centers around the Bay Area

A heatwave is approaching the Bay Area prompting several counties to open cooling centers so residents can keep cool. 

Temperatures in some areas are expected to reach the low 100s beginning on Friday.  The hottest weather kicks in over the weekend. 

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The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch for Santa Clara County, portions of Contra Costa, Alameda, Monterey, and San Benito counties.

Residents are urged caution in the hot weather, especially since breathing might be more difficult while wearing a mask. 

Counties will have safety protocols at the cooling centers to prevent the spread of the COVID-10 virus. 


Cooling Centers in Contra Costa County: 

EHSD District Office
4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
EHSD District Office
400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill
EHSD District Office
1305 Macdonald

Hours of operation: Aug. 13-14 and Aug. 17-18 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Concord Senior Center

2727 Parkside Circle

Hours of operation: Aug. 14-18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

*masks provided if needed. 

Cooling Centers in Santa Clara County: 

Roosevelt Community Center
901 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose 

Camden Community Center
3369 Union Ave.
San Jose

Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave.
San Jose

Hours of operation: Aug.14-16 from 1 to 9 p.m.

Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Avenue, 
Mountain View

Hours of operation: Aug. 14-15 from 1-7 p.m. 

Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Ave.

Gilroy Library
350 W. 6th Street, 

Hours of operation: Aug. 14-15 from 1-5 p.m. 
*No library services are available, and occupancy will be limited.

Cupertino Senior Center 

21251 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino CA, 95014

Hours of operation: Aug. 14-15 1-8 p.m.

Campbell Community Center

Q80 (Roosevelt Redwood Room), 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

Hours of operation. Aug. 14 12-8 p.m. Aug. 15 1-7 p.m.

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

Hours of operation: Aug. 14 1-6 p.m. 

Cooling Centers in Alameda County: 

Dublin Senior Center 

7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Hours of operation: Aug. 14-16 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Cooling centers in Sonoma County: 

The County centers will be open on Monday, Aug. 17 and on Tuesday, Aug 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

The Cloverdale Senior Center located at 311 N. Main St. in Cloverdale.

Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building located at 126 1st St. West in Sonoma.

Santa Rosa will be opening two cooling centers on Monday and Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day – one at the Rincon Valley Library at 6959 Montecito Blvd. and the other at the Salvation Army Senior Center at 115 Pierce St.

The City of Santa Rosa will continue to monitor conditions through the week to determine if cooling centers will be needed for additional days beyond Monday and Tuesday.

Visit the Santa Rosa Emergency website for further details on Santa Rosa’s cooling centers.

Petaluma’s cooling station will be located at the Petaluma Community Center at 320 North McDowell Blvd. and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday.

The City of Healdsburg will open two cooling centers on Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The centers will be located at City Hall Council Chambers at 401 Grove St. and at the Healdsburg Senior Center at 133 Matheson St.

Cooling center in Marin County:

A cooling center for older adults at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall will be open through Tuesday.

The cooling center at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. for older adults who need temporary relief from the heat.