Riverside County cool centers open during heatwave, COVID testing sites to close for weekend

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With the hottest temperatures of the year forecasted this weekend, Riverside County health officials remind residents to stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses. For residents without air-conditioning, visit one of the 35 cool centers open at no cost to the public. These centers have served more than 19,000 visitors since opening June 1. The centers will be available through October as temperatures warrant. “Serious heat-related illnesses can come on suddenly, particularly for the young and elderly,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of Public Health. “For your safety, get out of the heat and drink extra water. Cool centers are open and coronavirus safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe.” Among the safety guidelines, all visitors and staff at the cooling centers
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