According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees this week in the Detroit area. To provide relief from extreme temperatures, the City has expanded the use of five recreation centers, currently open for food distribution, to also serve as cooling centers for residents.
Residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering and observe physical distancing requirements. To further ensure safety from the Coronavirus, staff will conduct pre-screening questions and temperature checks. High-touch areas and restrooms will be disinfected every two hours, and maximum capacity limits at each site have been lowered. PPE and bottled water will also be provided.
Cooling centers will operate today through Thursday, Noon to 8:00 p.m. The following is a list of Detroit recreation centers serving as cooling centers for residents this summer:
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